Mr Geir Thomas Tonstol

Director of the ILO Country Office for Pakistan

Mr Geir Thomas TONSTOL, a Norwegian national, was appointed Director of the ILO Country Office for Pakistan (CO-Islamabad), on 3 January 2023.

Mr Tonstol joined the ILO in 2003 and has held several positions both at ILO headquarters and in the field.

He comes to Pakistan from the position as Senior Administrator in the office of the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, a position he held since 2016. Prior to that, Mr Tonstol served as Resource Mobilization Specialist and Operations Specialist in the ILO’s Regional Office for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

He started his ILO career in the Bureau for Gender Equality, where he managed a portfolio of development cooperation projects as Chief Technical Advisor.

From April to October 2022, Mr Tonstol served on the Transition Team of the newly-elected ILO Director-General.

Mr Tonstol holds an MPhil degree in Gender and Development and an MA degree in Development Administration and Management.

He is married and has a daughter.