Veronica Nilsson

Head, Global Deal Support Unit, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
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About Veronica Nilsson

Ms Veronica Nilsson has been the Head of the Global Deal Support Unit in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD since July 2019. Ms Nilsson has extensive experience in building and strengthening social dialogue at both national and international levels, as well as working on international economic issues and responsible business conduct in relevant international organisations.

Before leading the Global Deal Support Unit, she was Program Manager at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia (Singapore) from 2017 to 2019. She has held several positions at the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) during 2010 to 2016. She was elected Confederal Secretary in 2011 and Deputy General Secretary in 2015.

Prior to this, she worked briefly at the European Federation of Public Service Unions in 2009, she served as Senior Policy Advisor at the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD from 2001 to 2008, and was a researcher at the Swedish Confederation of professional Employees from 1996-2001. Ms Nilsson is a Swedish national and holds a Master’s Degree in Political Economy from Stockholm University.

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