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Paulo Magina

OECD, Public Governance Directorate

aulo Magina is the Deputy Head of the Infrastructure and Public Procurement Division at the OECD Public Governance Directorate.

In this capacity, he is leading the OECD work on Public Procurement since 2014, helping member and non-member countries in their efforts to improve the legal and regulatory frameworks and institutional arrangements of their public procurement systems, making them more strategic, efficient and effective, and impactful for the life and well-being of citizens.

With over 15 years’ experience in the public sector, before joining the organisation he was a board member and the CFO of the Portuguese Central Government Shared Services Agency (eSPap), in charge of finance, accounting, HR, IT and public procurement for the public administration. Prior to that, Paulo was the president and CEO of the Portuguese National Public Procurement Agency (2010-2012), where he led the setting up of the central purchasing body and the implementation of the national e-procurement system. He also worked with the EBRD and UNCITRAL to advise policy and legal reforms, develop action plans and road maps for restructuring public procurement systems in the CIS region (2012-2014).

Formerly, he was member of the Board of Directors and CFO of the Portuguese national railway company CP (2006-2010) and a senior financial adviser for the secretary of state for transports in Portugal.

Paulo started his career in the banking and private equity sectors, where he held managerial positions for more than 12 years as Investment Director. During this period, he was also responsible for assessing several PPPs and infrastructure projects and led the financial team in the design and setting up of light-rail projects and motorways in Portugal.

Paulo Magina holds a master degree in Business Administration and Management from Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, and was an invited lecturer in post graduate and MBA programs in the same university lecturing Financial Strategy, Private Equity and Venture Capital. Currently, he teaches several courses in Public Procurement topics in international master programmes in Italy and Ukraine.