BIAC’s new Secretary General – Bernhard Welschke
On 4 March 2013, Bernhard Welschke was
appointed Secretary General of BIAC, the Voice
of Business to the OECD.
Taking up his new function as of April 2013, Mr.
Welschke follows Tadahiro Asami who stepped down
in December 2012 after a long and successful
term at the helm of BIAC in Paris.
”I am honored to serve BIAC and the BIAC
community, Bernhard Welschke said. More than
ever, open markets and balanced policies are
fundamental for sustainable growth and
employment in OECD countries and across the
globe. The OECD has a vital role to play for the
success of our economies and businesses. BIAC
will continue to contribute to this process with
great vigor, based on the knowledge of its
Here’s to Another 50 Years!Together with the BIAC Board, Bernhard Welschke
will continue and further develop the supportive and
successful partnership of BIAC with the OECD
Secretary General and senior OECD leadership.
“Bernhard Welschke brings a wealth of experience
in international policy and business to his new
position as Secretary General, BIAC Chair
Charles P. Heeter said. “His background in
the area of global governance will be of
particular value for this assignment. The Board
and General Assembly are delighted that he will
be joining BIAC. We all look forward to working