In a few weeks time, we will have the 7th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on 19th October 2018. In this post, we introduce you to Dr. Deborah France-Massin who will be the keynote speaker at the Conference.
She is the Director of the Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) in the ILO. As Director she is responsible for a global team of professionals who provide the link between the ILO and its employer constituency and seek to ensure employer priorities are reflected in ILO work. The Bureau also works direct with employer organisations on their organisational strategies.
Prior to joining the ILO, Ms. France-Massin was Deputy Secretary General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) in Geneva. Between 1997 and 1999 she worked as a human resources consultant for a number of multinational companies with particular emphasis on global strategies and negotiating European Works Councils agreements. From 1989 to 1997 she was Head, International Social Affairs with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) where she was a member of the Business Europe Social Affairs Committee and participated in a number of European level social partner negotiations.
From 1995 to 1999 she was an Employer titular member of the ILO Governing Body and a member of the Committee on Freedom of Association. Between 1985 and 1989 she worked in commercial and human resources management with large UK retailers.