17 January 2017

The IOE Secretariat as of 1 January 2017


Dear IOE Members & Partners,


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 account management: Africa


Alessandra Assenza, Senior Adviser

Key topics: ILO CFA, Industrial Relations

Key account management: Europe and Central Asia


Thannaletchimy Housset, Adviser

Key topics: Employment, diversity, skills & education, G20/B20

Key account management: Asia


Pierre Vincensini, Adviser

Key topics: Sustainable Development Goals, ILO Program & Budget, GOSH network


Jean Dejardin, Adviser

Key topics: ILO sectorial activities, French translations and coordination of interpretations


Amelia Espejo, Adviser

Key topics: Child Labour, Forced Labour, GIRN network


Peter Hall, Adviser

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.

Linda Kromjong


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