Prior to International IDEA, Yves Leterme served as Prime Minister of Belgium from 2007 to 2011. Belgium held the Presidency of the European Union during Leterme’s tenure as Prime Minister. He then served as Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris from 2011 to 2014.
Yves Leterme, Secretary-General of International IDEA and Thomas E. Garrett, Secretary-General of the Community of Democracies at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in International IDEA Headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo credit: International IDEA/Tomas Spragg-Nilsson.