As of 1 January 2017, Matthias Thorns has left the IOE and joined the Coca Cola Company. Matthias will be deeply missed, not only for his expertise and his tremendous output but also as a great colleague. He will, however, continue to work with the IOE by representing the Coca Cola Company on topics related to business & human rights and industrial relations, as the Coca Cola Company is a partner of the IOE. As of 1 January 2017, we have welcomed Peter Hall to the IOE. Peter will take over part of Matthias' responsibilities and will focus on business & human rights.
As of now, IOE key focus areas, in support of sustainable enterprises, are allocated as follows:
Roberto Suárez Santos, Deputy Secretary-General
Key topics: ILO, Future of Work
Key account management: Caribbean
María Paz Anzorreguy, Senior Adviser
Key topics: ILO International Labour Standards Policy, ILO supervisory system
Key account management: Latin America
Frederick Muia, Senior Adviser
Key topics: Labour migration, informal to formal economy transition
Key topics: Business & Human Rights, CSR, Supply Chains
Stéphanie Winet, GFMD Business Mechanism – Liaison Adviser
Key topics: Labour Migration
Anetha Awuku, EU Grant Project Manager
Key topics: EU grant project management
Support is provided by the IOE communication team consisting of Usha Selvaraju, Christopher Fitzsimons, Valérie Gugl and Milena Flores, by our assistant-policy-events-project support team consisting of Monique Depierre, Dalia Farag, Matias Espinosa and Annatina Mayer, by Didier Schmidt for IT, Chiara Cirelli for HR and office-related matters and Patricia Rindlisbacher for finance but also by rotating interns.
The IOE team looks forward to continuing to collaborate with all of you in 2017.