Between Board meetings, the activities of the Partnership and Secretariat are guided and monitored by an Executive Committee consisting of a small number of members selected by the Board.

The role of the Executive Committee is to provide accountability and guidance to the ongoing work of the Secretariat. In particular, it provides policy direction to Secretariat activities and acts as a decision-making body.

If needed, the Executive Committee may organise Task Teams to carry out specific tasks or to generate specific outputs.

Executive Committee Members (2018-2020)






1 Developing Country South Africa

Mr. Maluleke Risenga

Statistician-General and Head of Statistics, Statistics South Africa

31 March 2020
2 Developing Country Philippines

Ms. Lisa Bersales

National Statistician, Philippine Statistics Authority

31 March 2020
3 Bilateral Donor United Kingdom

Mr. Neil Jackson

Chief Statistician, Department for International Development (DfID)

31 March 2020
4 Bilateral Donor Canada

Ms. Jackey Mayda

Director, Statistics Canada

Mr. Alexander McGill

Senior Project Officer, Global Affairs Canada

31 March 2020
5 Bilateral Donor Switzerland

Mr. Georges-Simon Ulrich

Director General, Swiss Federal Statistical Office

31 March 2020
6 Multilateral European Commission / Eurostat

Ms. Mariana Kotzeva

Director General

Standing Member
7 Multilateral International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Mr. Louis Marc Ducharme

Director, Statistics Department

Standing Member
8 Multilateral Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Ms. Martine Durand


Standing Member
9 Multilateral United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Mr. Stefan Schweinfest


Standing Member
10 Multilateral World Bank

Ms. Haishan Fu

Director, Development Data Group

Standing Member
11 Ex Officio PARIS21 Secretariat

Mr. Johannes Jütting

Executive Manager

Standing Member
DID YOU KNOW? The Executive Committee monitors progress on the regular work programme of the Secretariat