Mr. Rintaro Tamaki was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD on August 1, 2011. His portfolio includes the strategic direction of OECD policy on Environment, Development, Green Growth, Taxation and Policy Alignment for Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy along with representing the OECD externally on Financial Issues.
Prior to joining the OECD Mr. Tamaki, a Japanese national, was Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan.
During his prominent 35-year career, Mr. Tamaki has worked on various budget, taxation, international finance and development issues in the OECD and at the World Bank before being appointed Finance Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Washington DC. He then became Deputy Director-General before becoming Director-General and subsequently Vice-Minister for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance.