Paul Maassen is Chief of Country Support at the Open Government Partnership. He leads OGPs national, local and thematic programs and teams, supporting global efforts of open government champions, primarily of government and civil society, in using Open Government Partnership to further their objectives on transparency, accountability, inclusion and participation. Prior to joining OGP Paul worked as Head of Finance and Partnerships for WWF International’s Global Climate & Energy Initiative, working primarily with WWF offices in emerging economies to strengthen the design and sustainability of their programs. Before joining WWF Paul worked for 7 years with Dutch development organisation Hivos, as program manager for the global ICT & Media program. Paul attained private sector experience with Dutch telecom company KPN.