Paulo Magina is the Head of the Public Procurement Unit at the OECD Public Governance Directorate since March 2014. In this Unit he leads the OECD work on procurement, providing policy advice to countries under the 2015 OECD recommendation and helping them improving their systems, also using assessment tools like the MAPS.
With over 10 years’ experience in the public sector, most recently he was a board member and the CFO of the Portuguese Central Government Shared Services Agency, in charge of finance, accounting, HR, IT and public procurement for the public administration. Between 2010 and 2012, he was also the CEO of the National Public Procurement Agency, where he led the setting up of the central purchasing body and the e-procurement implementation.
He also worked lately 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. Formerly he was deputy member of the cabinet of the secretary of state for transports in Portugal and also held managerial positions as CFO and Investment Director in the transportation, banking and private equity sectors, for more than 12 years.