Rolf Alter

Rolf is an experienced economist and Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin specializing in Executive Education. He is also a Member of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA) which supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Agenda 2030.

For over 25 years Rolf has worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris in various public policy areas. From 2006 to 2009, he was Chief of Staff of the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria. He then became Director of Public Governance and retired in 2017.

Prior to the OECD, Rolf was an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC. He started his professional career with the German Ministry of Economy in Bonn.

Rolf is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Risks Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He was awarded in 2016 the O.P. Dwivedi Award by the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) for his outstanding contribution to public administration and policy in the world.

Rolf holds a doctorate from the University of Göttingen. He lives in Paris and Berlin.