New ILO Türkiye Director takes up the Office

The term of Mr. Yasser Ahmed Hassan as the Director of the ILO Office for Türkiye begins.

News | 02 October 2023
ANKARA (ILO News) – Mr. Yasser Ahmed Hassan took up his duties as the Director of the ILO Office for Türkiye on October 2, 2023.

Beginning his term at the Office he was welcomed by the ILO-Ankara team with flowers.

Mr. Hassan said he is “Glad to be back to Türkiye” recalling he had lived in the country in the past.

Mr Hassan has joined the ILO in 2013 and has served as the Senior Adviser of the ILO Director-General.

Born in Egypt in 1968, Mr. Hassan has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Cairo University. Prior to joining the ILO, he had a diplomatic career of more than 20 years with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt serving in many duty stations. In 2006 he became in charge of the UN Specialized Agencies Department till 2008 when he was posted to the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations in Geneva. In this capacity, he represented his government at the ILO Governing Body and at the International Labour Conference sessions during 2008 to 2012.

During 2013 to 2023, Mr Hassan has been working in the ILO as the Senior Adviser of the ILO Director-General.

Along with his native tongue Arabic, he speaks English and French. He is married with two daughters.