Monika Queisser 
Head, Social Policy Division, Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Monika Queisser is Senior Counsellor to the Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Directorate and the Head of Social Policy Division at the OECD, where she supervises and coordinates the work on social protection, social indicators,affordable housing, pensions, family policies, and gender.

Ms Queisser’s background is in pension system analysis and pension reform. She is a member of France’s COR (Conseil d’orientation des retraites) and is also invited to intervene in several other expert groups relating to pensions. She has been working at the OECD since 1997. In 2007-8, she worked as an adviser to the OECD Secretary-General.

Prior to joining the OECD, Ms. Queisser worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the pensions and insurance group in the Financial Sector Development Department. Her first employment was with the German Ifo Institute for economic research in Munich. Her professional experience also includes employment as a journalist at daily newspapers and broadcasting in Germany.