Emmanuel Julien

Deputy Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Since January 2023, Emmanuel Julien is Deputy Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) at the International Labour Organization. This area is covering 51 countries, two sub-regional offices in Budapest and Moscow, the office for the relations with the EU and Benelux in Brussels, the Ankara office, and half a dozen of offices in Western European countries. The coordination of activities in ECA is operated from ILO headquarter in Geneva. 

Previously, from October 2013, Emmanuel Julien was Deputy Director of the Enterprises Department at the ILO, in charge of developing ILO relations with companies. 

Before 2013, Emmanuel Julien had worked 25 years for the French Business Confederation known as MEDEF. There, he had notably served as representative of French Employers at the ILO Governing Body, as a member of the Committee for Freedom of Association, then a ITC Turin board member as well as vice-chair of the Programme, Finance and Administration Committee, member of the Board of the International Organization of Employers (IOE). He had been spoke person for the 2008 ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization. 

He had also held different positions at EU level, negotiator for employers in the European social dialogue, Vice-Chair of the Social Affairs Committee in BUSINESSEUROPE or member of the board of different EU tripartite committees. He was also member of different think tanks boards at EU or national level. In parallel, he taught in several schools or universities and has been several years visiting professor at Natolin European College.

Emmanuel Julien is holding a degree in Political Science from Paris-based Institut d’Etudes Politiques and made his military service in the French 8th Regiment of Hussars. He followed the cursus of the French Institute of High Studies for Enterprises in 2005 and 2006 and the UN Leaders Executive Programme in 2016. Emmanuel Julien was born in 1963.