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Thomas Barrett

Chairman, OECD Infrastructure Forum

Mr. Barrett is the Chairman of the OECD Infrastructure Forum; he is concurrently a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, focusing on global infrastructure finance and development. Prior to assuming these roles, he was the Chief Representative of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Minister of the European Union Delegation to the United States during which time he was also, inter alia, Director of the Global Infrastructure Forum held in Washington, DC in April 2017. Mr. Barrett led the EIB’s structured finance and advisory activities throughout the European Union and the EIB/EU Action for Growth Initiative. He has also been Chairman of EPEC, the European PPP Expertise Centre, to facilitate the implementation of PPPs by the EU. Mr. Barrett was Head of Financing for the European Industry PPP Task Force on the Galileo GPS satellite navigation system and a member of the UK Government’s Steering Group on Partnerships UK.