Mr. Rintaro Tamaki is the Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD and provides strategic direction of OECD policy on Environment, Development, Green Growth, Financial Affairs, and Taxes. Before the OECD, Mr. Tamaki was Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance in the Japanese government. In 1994 Mr. Tamaki was posted to the World Bank as Alternate Executive Director for Japan and in 2002 as Finance Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Washington DC. He then became Deputy Director-General (2005), before becoming Director-General (2007) and subsequently Vice-Minister for International Affairs (2009) at the Ministry of Finance. He has published books and articles on international institutions, the international monetary system, development, debt and taxation.