U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) news briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States plans to nominate deputy White House chief of staff Christopher Liddell to become the next secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a senior administration official said on Friday.

The New Zealand-born former businessman handles policy coordination at President Donald Trump’s White House.

The OECD is a global organization of member states with market economies that work to promote economic growth, prosperity, and sustainable development.

“The U.S. is committed to a strong and unified OECD, and intends to nominate Christopher P. Liddell to be the next Secretary General of the OECD,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Liddell, who is of dual citizenship, is a former chief financial officer of Microsoft and former vice chairman of General Motors.

Reporting by Steve Holland, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien

Via Reuters Finance

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