Mrs Vera Lucia Isaac Paquete-Perdigão – Department Director
|Vera Lucia Isaac Paquete-Perdigão|
Ms Paquete-Perdigão is an economist with a major on economic development and enterprise management. Prior to joining the ILO, she led a career in development at both national and international levels spanning some 20 years. She has extensive experience in economic development, child labour, project management, poverty reduction and gender issues.
In her native Guinea-Bissau, she served as Senior Officer in the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and then as Deputy Director of a social action fund supported by the World Bank. At international level before joining the ILO, she was a consultant for the World Bank’s Evaluation Department, in Washington DC, and in Angola.
Ms Paquete-Perdigão joined the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) in 2001 as Senior Regional Coordinator for Africa. In 2015, she was appointed Director of the ILO Decent Work Team for Central Africa and Country Office for Cameroon, Angola and Sao Tome and Principe (DWT/CO–Yaoundé). In 2019, she was appointed Director of the ILO Decent Work Team for West Africa and Country Office for Senegal, Cabo Verde, Gambia, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau (DWT/CO–Dakar).
Management Support Unit
|Mr Kamran FANNIZADEH||Deputy Director|
|Ms Yuka OKUMURA||Governance and Strategic Programming Specialist|
|Ms Anne SULLIVAN||Administrative and Finance Assistant|