Denis Pennel

Denis PennelManaging Director of the World Employment Confederation

Denis has been ranked as one of the Top 100 most influential HR professionals at global level. He was appointed in 2005 as Managing Director of the World Employment Confederation, the global professional association representing the employment industry. In his role, he is in charge of promoting the interests of the employment sector before international institutions, such as the European Union (EU), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the World Bank or the OECD.

At the EU level, Denis Pennel is a Board member of ESCO, the European Commission project to set up a taxonomy on skills and competences. He was also appointed as a chair to several working groups managed by DG Employment and is a regular speaker/panellist during conferences organised at EU or global level. Denis Pennel is a member of several Brussels-based think tanks, including CEPS (Center for European Policies and Studies) and EPC (European Policy Center) for which he actively contribute to their activities. He has published many articles and opinion pieces related to the functioning of the labour market. He is the labour market Expert of the French Think Tank “GénérationLibre”.

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