Officers of the ILO Governing Body

For the period June 2022-June 2023

Chairperson: Claudia Fuentes Julio (Government member, Chile)

Ambassador Claudia Fuentes Julio is the Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva since 7 June 2022. Ambassador Fuentes-Julio brings a wealth of knowledge and experience deeply rooted in a life-long and unwavering commitment to promoting human rights and human security. A renowned researcher and academic, she has lectured in universities in Latin America and the United States, and has written extensively on foreign policy, human rights, and conflict resolution. On the multilateral front, Ambassador Fuentes-Julio has collaborated closely with several United Nations entities on various projects. These covered a wide spectrum, ranging from projects on conflict prevention and recovery, gender and disarmament in Latin America, to developing strategies on human security and multilateral institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as methodological guides for their design and implementation.

Employer Vice-Chairperson: Ms Renate Hornung-Draus (Germany)

Ms Hornung-Draus is Managing Director for Economic and International Affairs of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA), the top business organization representing the interests of private employers in the fields of employment, labour and social affairs. She directs BDA’s activities in the economic and international fields. This includes on the one hand representing the employers’ views vis-à-vis the relevant national, European and. international institutions, as well as within international organizations and fora (ILO, OECD, OHCHR, G7/B7, G20/B20), and on the other hand providing advice and services to member organizations and companies on economic and international issues in the fields of employment, integrity and sustainability. Renate Hornung-Draus has published extensively on economic and international topics, inter alia on European Policy, Industrial Relations, International Social Policy and Labour Standards. She holds many honorary functions in international, academic and business organizations, among others as Vice-President for ILO matters of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and Chair of Business at OECD - BIAC's Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee, Chair of BusinessEurope's CSR Working Party, Board member of the German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG), and Advisory Board member of the Birmingham Business School and Trier University Institute for Employment Relations in the EU. Furthermore she serves among others as Vice-Chairperson of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization and as Co-Chair of the B20 Future of Work and Education Task Force.

Worker Vice-Chairperson: Ms Catelene Passchier (the Netherlands)

Ms Passchier is the Chairperson of the Workers’ group in the International Labour Organization (ILO), elected at the International Labour Conference in June 2017 and re-elected in June 2021. She studied law at Utrecht University and started her career as a barrister in Amsterdam. In 1988, she joined the Confederation of Trade Unions of the Netherlands (FNV) as its legal adviser, and in 2003 was elected Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) in Brussels. In 2010 she went back to the Netherlands to become a member of the executive board and vice-president of FNV until May 2017. In 2018, she joined the National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD guidelines for Multinational Enterprises of the Netherlands as one of its independent members, and became its Chairperson in May 2021. She currently is also the Vice-Chairperson of the Fair Wear Foundation.