Valérie Schmitt

Valérie Schmitt is the Deputy Director of the Social Protection Department at the International Labour Organization (ILO). She is also leading ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All.

Ms. Schmitt joined the ILO in 2003. She has 23 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of social protection, combining both headquarters and field experience in various types of organizations: the ILO at HQ, in Africa and Asia, the corporate sector in France, and a NGO in Africa.

Ms. Schmitt holds a Master of Advanced Studies (first year of doctoral studies programme) in quantitative economics from Paris Sciences Economiques (Laboratoire du Delta) and a Master of Business Administration with honours from HEC Paris. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Paris IV – La Sorbonne.