Mathias Cormann surprised on Friday. While the Swedish Cecilia Malmström was given favorite in the election of the next secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), it was the Australian candidate who won. He will succeed the Mexican Angel Gurria in office for fifteen years and will take up his new functions on June 1.
Launched last fall, the race for succession began with ten candidates including the Swiss Philipp Hildebrand. However, reaching the last square, the former president of the Swiss National Bank and current vice-president of BlackRock had ended up withdrawing his candidacy at the end of February for lack of support.