Ali Karami Ruiz heads communications and international affairs, and oversees the trade and health policy portfolios at Business at OECD (BIAC). In his current role, he leads international business delegations and communicates cross-industry business positions to OECD and its governments on trade, health, export credits, and entrepreneurship, among others. He is also the BIAC Sherpa to the B20, responsible for coordinating business engagement in international fora, and developing conferences bringing together Business at OECD leadership with senior OECD and government representatives to promote public-private sector dialogue on G20 policy issues.
Prior to joining Business at OECD, he previously worked in public affairs and global health policy at the IFPMA—the global trade association representing the research-based pharmaceutical industry—and represented industry in U.N. specialized agencies and liaised with governments in multilateral environments. Other experiences also include international work on crisis communications, corporate branding, and reputation management. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of Geneva, Switzerland and a B.A. in French (High Honors) and International Studies from Davidson College in North Carolina, USA. He is fully fluent in English, French, and Spanish.