Head of the Public Procurement Unit
Paulo Magina is the Head of the Public Procurement Unit at the OECD Directorate for Public Governance since March 2014. With over 15 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 a deputy member of the cabinet of the secretary of state for transports in Portugal and held managerial positions as CFO and Investment Director in the transportation, banking and private equity sectors, for more than 12 years.