OECD Competition Open Day 2022


Ania Thiemann


Competition Expert


Global Relations Manager and Competition Expert/Economist at the Competition Division of the OECD. Experienced team manager with proven interpersonal skills. Lead on the Competition Division's work on FinTech and Competition. Currently managing a Competition Impact Assessment Review project in Iceland, in co-operation with the Icelandic Ministry of Industries and Innovation. In 2013 I lead a ground-breaking project in Greece to unearth and analyse regulatory barriers on competition in four sectors of the Greek economy; and to estimate their impact on the Greek economy. The project led to 329 individual hands-on recommendations for lifting restrictive legal provisions and we estimated a total benefit to the Greek economy of around EUR 5.2 billion annually. The project had high political visibility and has served as a model for several similar projects in Romania, Mexico, Portugal, Tunisia, the ASEAN and Iceland. Prior to that I was Senior Economist and Project Manager in the Private Sector Development Division of the OECD, working in MENA. Previously: Senior Economist with The Economist Group from November 2000-09. Extensive experience in analysing political and economic developments in Western Europe and MENA. Country-specific expertise for Algeria, Egypt, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Portugal, France, Norway, Great Britain, France and Iceland. Position included carrying out economic forecasting, business environment analysis, and country risk analysis, including sovereign, banking and currency risk. Regular contributor to several economic publications. Significant experience at speaker/chair at major international conferences at the highest level. Risk management skills and government relations, regulatory advisory. Previous experience in human resources, marketing and company procurement. Excellent at building contacts and developing relationships. Looking to develop my contacts and further my knowledge as an analyst.

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