Administrator Ports and Shipping - International Transport Forum (ITF) at OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Olaf Merk is Administrator Ports and Shipping at the International Transport Forum (ITF) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), international organisation in Paris. As such, he directed studies on ports, port-cities, port regulation and governance. Olaf Merk is the author of various OECD books including “The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities”. As Administrator of the OECD Port-Cities Programme, his previous post at the OECD, he directed more than a dozen studies on port-cities, including on Hong Kong, Shanghai, Rotterdam and Hamburg. He has authored various port-related articles in academic and professional journals. He is also lecturer on the Governance of Port-Cities at the Institute for Political Science (Sciences Po) in Paris. Prior to the OECD, he worked for the Netherlands Ministry of Finance. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.