Mr Stefan Kapferer
Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Mr. Stefan Kapferer was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD on October 6, 2014. He will be promoting the OECD’s work specifically in the areas of Human and Social Capital, Skills Strategy, SME’s and Local Development, Gender Strategy, Health and Inequality, and the Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Kapferer, a German national, was State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. He was responsible for the Department of Industrial Policy, the Department of External Policy, the Department of innovation and ICT as well as the Department of Small and Medium Sized Companies’ Policy..

He previously served as State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, where he was responsible for the Department of Energy, the Department of European Affairs, as well as for human resources and budget..

Mr. Kapferer was also State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Transport of Lower Saxony..

Mr. Kapferer holds a Diploma in administrative science from Konstanz University. After graduating, he contributed to the research project at the Treuhandanstalt, an agency responsible for the privatization of the former German Democratic Republic state property.