Women who Inspire: Ana Novik

March 01, 2021

In the context of International Women's Day, the Santiago Center has recognized three noteworthy Chilean Columbia alumnae for their professional development and contribution to society.

Ana Novik (IEP´99) is one of the women selected from the more than 300 Chilean females who have passed through the halls of Columbia.

Novik, as Head of the OECD's Investment Division of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, is the highest ranking Chilean in the international organization. She supports the Director in DAF’s contribution to the strategic orientations of the Secretary General, with a focus on improving the international investment climate, promoting good domestic policies to support investment and Responsible Business Conduct. She establishes strategies for the OECD to secure a leadership role in the international investment debate and to advance a more structured economic analysis of investment flows and impact. She also contributes to OECD-wide initiatives, including horizontal work streams on competitive neutrality, global value chains and OECD contributions to the G20.

Prior to joining the OECD, Novik was the Ambassador Director of Multilateral Economic Affairs in the Economics Directorate of Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  She represented Chile in international organizations, such as WTO, OECD and APEC. She also headed and supervised negotiations on behalf of Chile in the investment and services areas, with China, Australia, TPP, Pacific Alliance and MERCOSUR, among others, and participated in Chile’s accession to OECD, particularly in the areas of investment and trade. In 2012, she acted as the country’s G20 Sherpa when Chile was invited to the G20.