Mark Pearson is Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Since 2009 he has led the organisation’s work on health, demonstrating that a strong health system is essential for a strong and productive economy. Through his leadership, the organisation has focused on helping countries develop effective policies to prevent harmful lifestyle choices, to modernise their healthcare workforce and to digitalise the health sector more rapidly. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, he has supported countries in their crisis management and led the OECD initiative on safe international mobility.
Before joining the OECD, Mr Pearson was employed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London and has been a consultant for the World Bank, the IMF and the European Commission.
Mr Pearson is British and has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford and an MSc in Economics and Econometrics from Birkbeck, University of London.