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Sonja van Lieshout

Global Head of Public Affairs, Randstad

Sonja is responsible for global public affairs with a focus on developing the global strategic public affairs agenda including advocacy, strategic stakeholder engagement and thought leadership. Her network consists of the ILO, OECD, European Institutions, business networks, think tanks, academia and social partners such as central employers organizations and Trade Unions. As a member of the global board of the World Employment Confederation and the Executive Committee, her main drive is strategically contributing to the development of the employment & recruitment industry on both a global and European level. Sonja also chairs the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee on behalf of the employers and in her private life, she is a member of the Executive Board of the UP Foundation, focusing on the well-being of parents of special needs children.

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