Paulo Magina

Deputy Head of Division
Infrastructure and Public Procurement Division 
Public Governance Directorate
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, France                                                                                                                                            

Management Mdule on Professionalisation

Special Field of Expertise

Paulo Magina is the Deputy Head of the Infrastructure and Public Procurement (IPP) Division at the OECD Public Governance Directorate since October 2020. He has been in charge of the OECD’s work on public procurement since March 2014. Through the work led by IPP, the organisation provides advice, policy recommendations and implementation support to improve public procurement systems and infrastructure governance and delivery at all levels of government and sectors around the world in OECD and non-OECD countries.


Educational Background and Career History 

With over 15 years’ experience in the public sector, before joining the OECD Paulo was member of the board and the CFO of the Portuguese Central Government Shared Services Agency, in charge of finance, accounting, HR, IT and public procurement for the public administration. Previously he was the president and CEO of the Portuguese National Public Procurement Agency (2010-2012), where he led the setting up of the central purchasing body and the e-procurement implementation. He also worked with the EBRD and UNCITRAL to advise policy and legal reforms, develop action plans and road maps for restructuring public procurement systems in the CIS region (2012-2014).
Formerly he was deputy member of the cabinet of the secretary of state for transports in Portugal and held managerial positions as member of the board of directors and CFO of the Portuguese national railway company CP (2006-2010).
Before that, he was Investment Director in the transportation, banking and private equity sectors, for more than 12 years. During this period, he was responsible for M&As and for assessing several PPPs and infrastructure projects, in which he led the financial team in the design and setting up of light-rail projects in Portugal


Paulo Magina holds a master degree in Business Administration and Management from Catolica Lisbon School of Business & Economics. He was an invited lecturer in postgraduate and MBA programs in finance in the same university, and recently on public procurement topics in Italy and Ukraine.