Mr. Rolf Alter is Director of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

Mr. Alter, a German national, joined the OECD in 1991, serving since 2006 as Chief of Staff of Secretary-General Angel Gurría. Prior to that, he was Deputy Director for Public Governance and Territorial Development and had worked in various other policy areas of the OECD.

Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Alter was an economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, in Washington D.C., and later moved to the IMF’s African Department. He started his professional career in the German Ministry of Economy.

Mr. Alter holds a doctorate degree from the University of Goettingen, Germany, following post graduate work in Germany and the United States.