PORT OF SPAIN — Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), has appointed Dennis Zulu, a Zambian national, as the new Director of ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean with effect from September 1.
Prior to his current assignment, Zulu worked as Director for the ILO Country Office, Abuja with responsibility for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Representative to the Economic Community of West African States.
Zulu brings extensive experience and knowledge of key issues related to the work of the ILO Caribbean Office. As Director of ILO-Abuja, he led development projects and activities on employment creation, entrepreneurship development, microfinance and social dialogue.
Before joining the ILO in 2003, Zulu worked in academia and the private sector in his home country. In the ILO, he has worked in various positions including programme officer in the ILO Office in Zambia, ILO coordinator for the UN pilot “Delivering As One” programmes in Mozambique, and the UN adviser on Youth Employment and Empowerment to the Liberian government.
“I feel deeply honoured and privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to lead the ILO support towards the promotion of decent work in the region,” said Zulu. “I therefore look forward to working with all the tripartite constituents in the region towards achieving decent work for all in the Caribbean.”
Zulu holds a degree in Economics and Public Administration from the University of Zambia; a Post Graduate Diploma from Stellenbosch University, South Africa; and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning) from Mzumbe University, Tanzania.