Vic Van VuurenChair, UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy

After completing a law degree Victor started his working career at the South African Department of Justice as a public prosecutor and magistrate.  Thereafter he moved into the private sector as a corporate legal advisor and human resources director at the executive level in large corporates.

Victor later helped establish a unified South African business federation, Business Unity South Africa, and was appointed as the first Chief Operations Officer.

In February 2009 Victor was appointed as the Director: International Labour Organization, Southern and Eastern Africa covering 23 countries. In January 2016 Victor was appointed as the Director Enterprises Department at the International Labour organisation Office, Geneva.

Victor is currently the chair of both PAGE (Partnership for Action in the Green Economy) and the UNTFSSE (United Nations Task Force of the Social and Solidarity Economy), a board member of the Business Coalition on Social and Human Capital and a founding member and board member of the Geneva Innovation Movement Association (GIM).

Victor served on the South African Council for Higher Education, the National Economic Development and Labour Council, the International Labour Organisation Governing Body, the Council of the Pan African Employers’ Confederation and the South African Power Utility Research Advisory Board.


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