Geneva and New York, May 1, 2015 – Linda Kromjong of the Netherlands took up her post as the new secretary general of the International Organization of Employers (IOE) today, heading the organization’s Geneva-based secretariat following her appointment by the IOE Management Board in March.
The IOE is the world’s largest private-sector network in the world, with more than 150 national business and employer organization members. It is the recognized voice of business on social and labor policy, with standing in the International Labor Organization (ILO), across the UN and multilateral system, and in the G20 and other emerging global forums.
Kromjong previously served as vice president of international labor relations and human rights with Deutsche Post DHL, a recognized world leader in logistics services. In this capacity, Kromjong worked closely with employers’ organizations, including the German Confederation of Employers’ Associations (BDA), as well as the IOE through her active participation in the global industrial relations network.
IOE President Daniel Funes said Kromjong was named secretary general in view of her wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of industrial relations, business and human rights, human capital development and human resources management, as well as for her proven track record in communications and team-building in international business environments.
“The Management Board is confident that, with Linda Kromjong in place, the IOE secretariat has both the leadership and staff to build on existing strengths and to develop in directions that will ensure the future sustainability and growth of the IOE as the global voice of business,” Funes said.
Kromjong said that she looked forward to leading the secretariat and to reaching out to as many of the members as possible during June’s annual ILO Conference, as well as on their home ground as soon as time permitted. She added that she would also be making an early priority of consolidating the IOE’s partnerships with other organizations to strengthen the voice of the private sector at the national, regional and international levels.
The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) serves as the IOE’s American member federation.USCIB Senior Counsel Ronnie Goldberg serves as a member of the ILO Governing Body and as an IOE regional vice president for North America.
Click here to view Kromjong’s bio on the IOE website.
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