Mr. Diego Rei

Specialist, Employment Services and Labour Market Policies

Mr. Diego Rei assumed duties as Employment and Labour Market Policies Specialist, at the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean on February 1 2016. He is a national of Italy and a graduate of Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva, Switzerland). He also holds a certificate in Asset Management and Financial Engineering (FAME, Switzerland).

Mr. Rei has over twelve years of experience in the development sector with stints with the ILO, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Throughout his career he contributed to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and activities tackling several labour market related topics including private sector development, activation and school to work transition, unemployment insurance, labour rights and responsibilities, social dialogue, and vocational training. He extensively worked on the theme of youth employment and empowerment with special focus on the African continent, where he held the role of Adviser to the Executive Representative of the UN Secretary-General (UNIPSIL, Sierra Leone) and the role of regional coordinator for youth employment (ILO Office for Africa).

As a research associate, Mr. Rei authored publications on labour market institutions, determinants of informality and youth employment, while also contributing to investment policy reviews.

Prior to joining the ILO Office for the Caribbean, Mr. Rei was the Chief Technical Adviser for a multidimensional development cooperation Project which the ILO implemented in Sri Lanka.