Promotion of sustainable enterprises for innovation, growth, more and better jobs.
ILO Enterprises Management Team
Vic Van Vuuren
After completing a law degree Vic started his working career at the South African Department of Justice as a public prosecutor and magistrate. Thereafter he moved into the private sector and progressed later to executive positions. Vic was later appointed as the Chief Operations Officer of the national unified business federation organisation - Business Unity South Africa, which he helped establish. In February 2009 Vic was appointed as the Director, International Labour Organization for Southern Africa and in January 2016 Vic was appointed as the Director, Enterprises Department at the International Labour Organization in Geneva.
After completing a degree in political science in Paris, Emmanuel started working in a bank. He then moved to the French employers’ organization MEDEF where he assisted the Director of European and International social affairs and replaced him after 6 years. He was deeply involved in BUSINESSEUROPE where he notably chaired the CSR working group and led several EU-wide negotiations on inclusive labour markets or corporate social responsibility. From 2007 to 2013, he was a member of the ILO Governing Body and of the International Organization of Employers Management Board. He was appointed as the Deputy Director, Enterprises Department of the ILO in October 2013.
Craig has more than two decades of microfinance experience, in both developed and developing countries. As Chief of the ILO's Social Finance Programme, Craig focuses on the potential of financial services and policies to achieve social objectives. Craig has authored and edited over 40 articles, papers, monographs and training manuals on various microfinance topics. Craig has a BA from Williams College and an MA from Clark University, both in Massachusetts.
Global Employment Injury
Simel is the Manager of the Cooperatives Unit at the ILO in Geneva. Before joining the Cooperatives Unit, Simel worked as a Senior Technical Specialist in the ILO’s Regional Office for Arab States between 2004 and 2012. Her professional experiences before the ILO include working at the International Center for Research on Women, Development Alternatives, Inc. and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on a range of issues including informal economy, women’s economic empowerment and labour migration. Simel Esim holds a BA in political science, an MA in International Economics and Middle East Studies and a Ph.D. in economics with a concentration in development economics.
Moustapha Kamal Gueye
Kamal is the Coordinator for Green Jobs Programme, working to promote positive employment outcomes of policies on climate change, green economy and sustainable development. Previously, Kamal served as Head, Green Economy Advisory Services at UN Environment, and as Senior Programme Manager-Environment at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva. Earlier, Kamal spent twelve years across Asia, managing policy research projects on renewable energy, environment and sustainable development. Kamal holds a Ph.D. and Master degrees from Nagoya University, Japan; DEA and LL.M from Dakar University.
Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement
Githa Roelans is the Head of the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit. The unit provides policy advice and technical assistance on the application of the principles of the ILO Tripartite Declaration concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) to governments, employers and workers in ILO member States. Githa joined the ILO in 2007 where she held posts in the Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour and the Bureau for Gender Equality before joining the Enterprises department. Previously she worked in the UNIDO Beijing Office (China) and held senior advisory positions in global consultancies in Brussels (Belgium). Ms. Roelans is a Belgian national and graduate of the University of Leuven, where she subsequently held research and management posts.
Small and Medium Enterprises
Dragan Radic is Head of the Small and Medium Enterprises unit (SME) of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Dragan has 10 years of ILO experience (Bangkok and Budapest duty station) as Senior Specialist for Employers’ Activities. Prior to joining the ILO, Dragan was a Chief Executive Officer of Accuro Health Insurance in New Zealand and Business Services Manager of New Zealand Nurses Organisation. He holds MBA degree from New Zealand Massey University and Honours Degree in Psychology.