Prof. Dr. Hildegard Lingnau is Senior Counsellor at the Director’s Office in the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Ms. Lingnau contributes to the Directorate’s analytical work and provides strategic guidance. She is leading the DCD work on “Re-imagining development and development cooperation post 2015” and coordinating the post-2015 work in the OECD at large. Her 23-year career in national and international contexts include eight years’ field experience as policy advisor to governments in Africa and Asia and several years’ experience in research, policy and management positions in the German Development Institute (DIE) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co−operation and Development (BMZ).
A German national, she is qualified as a Professor at Siegen University, where she continues to lecture international relations. She holds a PhD (Dr.rer.pol.) in Economics and a Masters (Diplom) in Political Science from the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin. She also studied at the Institut d’Études Politiques (IEP) Paris, the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer (HfV) and completed postgraduate studies at the German Development Institute (DIE). She was awarded the rank of a Commander (Sahametrei medal class “Sena”) by the Royal Government of Cambodia.