joined the Division after previous postings in the OECD Investment Division, Financial Affairs Division and the Economics Directorate. Prior to joining OECD, he worked for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Switzerland. Mr. Christiansen currently acts as the secretary to the OECD Working Party on State Ownership and Privatisation Practices, which is the custodian of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of SOEs. His current assignments include OECD’s ongoing project on State-Owned Enterprises in the World Economy, responsibility for the OECD Network on Corporate Governance of Asian SOEs, as well as involvement in other SOE-related activities throughout the world. A Danish national, he holds a graduate degree in Political Economics from the University of Copenhagen.