Sylvain Giguère

Chefe do Projeto LEED (desenvolvimento económico e do emprego local) no Centro de Empreendedorismo da OCDE

Sylvain GIGUÈRE is the Head of the Local Employment, Skills and Social Innovation Division in the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism, and Head of the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme of the OECD, an international organisation based in Paris. Sylvain leads a cross-cutting policy research agenda to help governments achieve better results on jobs, growth, productivity and inclusion. He supervises projects on employment, skills, innovation, economic and social development, as well as statistical work and capacity development activities, carried out in LEED’s capacity building centre located in Trento, Italy. Sylvain also oversees works on culture as a lever of local development and job creation carried out in another LEED office, in Venice.

Sylvain reports to the LEED Directing Committee, a governing board of 34 countries and works with several non OECD and emerging economies. LEED also consults field experts on practical policy implementation issues through the LEED Forum, a network of more than 3.000 practitioners of economic and employment development in some 60 countries. Under his management, the LEED Programme contributes to the G20, APEC, ASEAN and the ILO among other international bodies. Sylvain set up a platform (Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia – ESSSA) to help all Southeast Asian nations improve employment and skills locally. Sylvain joined the OECD in 1995 to work on the OECD Jobs Strategy and was appointed head of LEED in 2008. He studied at Queen’s University at Kingston, UQAM (Montreal) and holds a PhD in economics from University Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne.