The International Organization of Employers announced on Monday that Vice President of the ILO Jørgen Rønnest of Denmark was elected employers’ vice chairperson of the ILO Governing Body. USCIB is the American Affiliate of the International Organization of Employers.
Rønnest worked for over a decade in the Danish Ministry of Finance as an economist and expert on the European Union. His international career includes three years as financial attaché to the Danish Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Following six years as chief economist at Danske Bank, Rønnest served as director for international affairs at the Confederation of Danish Employers. He has sat at the IOE Management Board as the voice of Nordic Employers for four years.
“I am honored and delighted to be assuming the important role of leading the representation of business and employers in the ILO,” Rønnest said at his election on June 13. “The Employers’ Group has contributed significantly in recent years to reforming the organization to meet the expectations of the constituents and the challenges of the future. I look forward to continuing this work in the run up to the ILO’s centenary and would like to thank the group for the confidence they have placed in me.”
IOE Secretary General Brent Wilton added: “The global employer community is privileged to have Jørgen, with his breadth of knowledge and experience, as their principal interlocutor in the ILO he enjoys their unanimous support.”
USCIB’s Ronnie Goldberg was recently re-elected to the ILO’s Governing Body and serves as an IOE regional vice president.
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