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Mr Brent Wilton, new Secretary Gerneral of the IOE.

New IOE Secretary General

Geneva, 29 May 2012

We are pleased to announce that, at this morning's session of the IOE General Council, IOE President Dato´ Azmman Shah Haron reported on the decision of the IOE Management Board of Saturday, 26 May 2012, to appoint Mr Brent Wilton, current Acting Secretary-General, as the new Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE).

Brent succeeds Mr Antonio Peñalosa, who stepped down from his post last November after 13 years of dedicated leadership of the Secretariat. The General Council heard tributes from member federations and colleagues around the world for the accomplishments of Mr Peñalosa on behalf of the global business community.

Brent joined the Secretariat in 1999 as a Senior Adviser, bringing with him experience of representing employers' interests at the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern, New Zealand. He had previously practiced law in the private sector. Brent was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the IOE in 2003.

Speaking on his new role, Brent said, “I will be looking forward to consolidating the IOE's position as the global voice of business on social and labour policy, both in the International Labour Organisation and in the increasing number of forums that are influencing the operating environment for enterprises, large and small, wherever they may operate.”

Organisation of Employers

For further information, please contact Linda Hotham, IOE Communications Manager, hotham@ioe-emp.org or call +41 22 929 0024.











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