Rie Vejs Kjeldgaard is the Director of the Department of Partnerships and Field Support.
Her professional experience includes managerial responsibilities in the pharmaceutical sector as Head of Product and Market Development; Enterprise Development Specialist in the ILO Regional Office for Asia and Pacific in Bangkok, and Senior Specialist in Enterprise Development, ILO Headquarters in Geneva. She has also held various ILO management positions including Global Manager of a Technical Corporation Programme on “Job Quality in Micro and Small Enterprises”; Deputy Sub-Regional Director for South East Asia, New Delhi; as ILO Country Director for Viet Nam; and as Manager of the ILO Global Programme on “Decent Work Country Level Policy Analysis”. Prior to her current assignment she served as the Deputy Regional Director of the ILO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia responsible for providing policy and technical assistance to 51 member states of the ILO.
She is a Danish national and has an educational background in Economics and Business Administration with a specialization in marketing and international business development.