Biography of Deborah Greenfield, ILO's Deputy Director-General for Policy

Deborah Greenfield is the Deputy Director-General for Policy at the International Labour Organization. In that capacity, she leads the ILO’s policy, research, and statistical work across the range of labour and employment issues addressed by the organization. These include the ILO’s initiatives on the future of work, global supply chains, labour relations, working conditions, and inequality. Ms. Greenfield also leads the ILO’s participation in the G20, G7 and BRICS.

Before joining the ILO, Ms. Greenfield served in the Obama administration as Deputy Solicitor for the U.S. Department of Labor, where she advised the Secretary of Labor and other senior officials on legal and policy matters. Ms. Greenfield was an Associate General Counsel for the AFL-CIO as well as an appellate and Supreme Court lawyer for the Department of Labor and an attorney for trade unions. She holds a J.D. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from the University of Sussex, and a B.A. with high honors from Swarthmore College.