Richard A. Boucher

Deputy Secretary General at Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Richard A. Boucher

Richard A. Boucher

Deputy Secretary General at Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Biography

Ambassador Richard A. Boucher was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD in November 5, 2009. Among his responsibilities, he spearheads the Organization’s global relations portfolio, including outreach and accession. He also has oversight of the OECD’s work in anti-corruption, science and technology, investment and corporate affairs and private sector development.

Ambassador Boucher, a U.S. national, is a senior foreign policy executive who has managed world-wide teams, programs and strategies and brings extensive experience in emerging economies. Over his thirty-year career in foreign policy, he has consistently had challenging assignments and achieved the highest rank in the United States Foreign Service.

From 2006 to 2009, as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Ambassador Boucher was involved in high-level negotiations throughout the region, from Kazakhstan to India. Prior to this, he became the longest-serving Spokesman and Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, crafting the U.S. public approach on critical world issues for six Secretaries of State. In 1999, he served as the U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation promoting more open trade and an improved investment climate. From 1993 to 1999, he served consecutive terms as the U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus and Consul General in Hong Kong.

Ambassador Boucher is fluent in French and Mandarin Chinese. He holds a BA in French and English Literature from Tufts University and undertook further studies in International Economics at George Washington University.

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Deputy Chairman at Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

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Former Ambassador to Laos at United States Department of State

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Senior Director, Country & Regional Programs at Rights and Resources Institute, Inc.

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Member, Board of Trustees at The Mountain Institute, Inc.

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Member, Board of Trustees at The Mountain Institute, Inc.

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Member, Board of Trustees at The Mountain Institute, Inc.

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Director at Morehouse College - Andrew Young Center for International Affairs

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Chief Executive Officer at The Mountain Institute, Inc.

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President at The Mountain Institute, Inc.

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Founding Member at Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

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The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

Ambassador to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
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The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

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Bo’ao, China
2013 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference

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2012 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference

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