Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, Former Prime Minister of Belgium
Yves Leterme was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD on 8 December 2011. He is in charge of Social Affairs, Education, Governance and Entrepreneurship.
Before joining the OECD, Yves Leterme held a variety of political posts in Belgium at all levels and in all areas of government. After starting his career as an alderman in his home town of Ypres, he became a Deputy in the Chamber of Representatives, Group Chairman, National Secretary and Chairman of the CD&V party, Minister-President of the Flemish Government, Federal Senator, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Budget and Mobility, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister. Yves Leterme is currently Minister of State and a municipal councillor in Ypres.
At a professional level, Yves Leterme has worked, inter alia, as a deputy auditor at the Belgian Court of Audit and an administrator at the European Parliament.
Yves Leterme, who was born on 6 October 1960, has a degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Ghent.
Ms. Olga Sõtnik
Member of Parliament, Estonia
Date and place of birth: 2 December 1980, Tallinn.
Marital status: married, two daughters.
Education: Tallinn Technical University, public administration 2002, postgraduate studies 2004.
Member of Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) from 2007: Member of Economic affairs committee, deputy head of OSCE PA delegation, head of Estonia-Norway ja Estonia-Brazil parliamentary groups; Deputy Mayor of Tallinn 2005–2007; OÜ JOT Eesti 2005; OÜ National Motor Baltic 2004–2005; Tallinn City Administration, Adviser 2003–2004; Adviser to the Minister of Ethnic Affairs 2002–2003; Tallinn Tõnismäe Secondary Science School, ICT Manager 1999–2002.
Party affiliation: Estonian Centre Party 2000.
Membership in representative bodies:
11th and 12th Riigikogu; Lasnamäe Administrative Council 2002–2005.