Kim Osborne

Executive Secretary for Integral Development

Organization of American States (OAS)


Kim Osborne is the Executive Secretary for Integral Development at the Organization of American States, with responsibility for the Development Pillar; one of the four pillars of the organization. Appointed by the OAS Secretary General, she was confirmed by member states in January 2017. Since then she has been leading the Organization’s hemispheric development agenda with a specific focus on building resilience and competitiveness with programs in education, innovation, micro–, small– and medium– sized enterprises, climate adaptation, among others. She simultaneously holds the position of Director General of the Inter–American Agency for Cooperation and Development spearheading the OAS’ Cooperation and Partnerships for Development program, the Development Cooperation Fund, the OAS Scholarship and Training Program and the Scholarships Capital Fund. Ms. Osborne is also responsible for coordinating Policy Dialogue on development, overseeing over 12 Meeting of Ministers and High–level authorities in the Hemisphere. For over two decades, Mrs. Osborne has dedicated herself to the socio–economic development of the Latin American and Caribbean region, pioneering programs in tourism and small business development. She believes strongly in promoting an alliance model for development that maximizes multi–stakeholder partnerships and cooperation in all its modalities. Mrs. Osborne is a daughter of Dominica.