Jonathan POTTER

Head of Entrepreneurship Policy and Analysis Unit, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD.

Jonathan Potter is head of the Entrepreneurship Policy and Analysis Unit in the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE), helping shape OECD work in this area. He is responsible for the OECD’s series of country reviews of SME and entrepreneurship policies, including recent review studies in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Israel and Canada. He manages the CFE work stream on entrepreneurship and education, including the HEInnovate self-assessment tool and country review series on how universities promote entrepreneurship and how they can be supported by government policy frameworks. He is also responsible for OECD work on inclusive entrepreneurship, including The Missing Entrepreneurs series of publications on creating equal opportunities for all in entrepreneurship. He supervises further work on the local dimension of entrepreneurship policy, including on local entrepreneurial ecosystems and on clusters and local emerging industries. He has been with OECD for more than twenty years, holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a visiting professor at the University of London.