Douglas Frantz is Deputy secretary general of the OECD since 1 November 2015, overseeing development, Sustainable Development Goals, external relations and the Science, Technology, and Innovation directorate.

He served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and media adviser to Secretary John F. Kerry and Deputy staff director and chief investigator in U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

He has worked as a Newspaper reporter and editor for 37 years at The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Washington Post. He shared a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the aftermath of 9/11 while at the NYT; managing editor of the Los Angeles Times from 2005 to 2007. He is Author of 10 non-fiction books, including three NY Times “notable books of the year.”

He received Master of Science from Columbia University and Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University.