Mathias Cormann elected next secretary-general of the OECD

London:Mathias Cormann has been elected the next secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in a...

Cormann was on Friday named the winner of the six-month contest, which pitted him against nine other candidates from around the world for the top international post.

  • Bevan Shields
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

The race had come down to the ex-senator and former European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, who for much of the time had been the favourite to win.

However, a deft lobbying campaign mounted by Cormann, Prime Minister Scott Morrison…

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