Ms. Emilie Romon is a Co-ordinator at the OECD Global Network of Foundations Working for Development (netFWD), where she is in charge of the implementation of the Guidelines for Effective Philanthropic Engagement at the country level in Kenya, Mexico and Myanmar.
In addition, she contributes to positioning foundations in the international development debate, by playing a bridging role between governments and philanthropic organisations. Emilie works in close collaboration with senior management of foundations worldwide as well as country representatives to the OECD. She coordinated the first-ever study developed by OECD netFWD, entitled Venture Philanthropy in Development. Dynamics, Challenges and Lessons in the Search for Greater Impact.
Prior to joining the OECD Development Centre, Emilie served the Swiss Delegation to the OECD where she advised the Ambassador on cross-sectoral OECD strategic policy and governance-related issues.
She holds a degree (MA, Public Management and Policies) from the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) and an undergrad in Political Science from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.