The people of WAPES are over 1 million dedicated experts, represented by WAPES' members, almost 85 Public Employment Services in the five world regions. Our members, often represented by the Director General of the Public Employment Services, constitute WAPES' General Assembly.
The General Assembly elects the President, the members of the Managing Board and the Auditors. You'll find below the executive bodies of WAPES.
During the 11th World Congress, WAPES members elected the new members of the Managing Board.
The President is, among other things, responsible for proposing and initiating strategies for the development of the organisation and for ensuring an effective administration at the WAPES Secretariat.
Mr Noureddine BENKHALIL, Maroc
Director General of ANAPEC, ad interim
Since the beginning of February 2018, Mr. Noureddine BENKHALIL has been Secretary General of the Ministry of Labor and Professional Integration and Acting Director General of the Moroccan Public Employment Service ANAPEC.
He has been Deputy Director General of ANAPEC since 2001.
He is a State Engineer in Design and Mechanical Manufacturing, graduated from the Mohammedia School of Engineers.
He also held the position of Director of Employment Promotion at the Office of Vocational Training and Labor Promotion OFPPT, as well as other positions of Directors of various institutes including vocational training.
Mr. BENKHALIL also held the position of research professor at the Higher School of Technology of Casablanca.
Mr Oliver Schärli, Switzerland
Oliver Schärli was born in Lucerne (Switzerland) in 1973. He studied Economic and Social History and graduated from the University of Zurich with a degree in Master of Arts while working part-time. He began his career in 2004 involved engaged in developing a professional curriculum for the healthcare field. He then taught history at a high school located in central Switzerland. In 2007, he joined the service of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in Bern.
In his first position, he was responsible for training measures in the Labour Market and Unemployment Insurance Division, which is part of the Labour Directorate. In 2010, he was appointed Deputy Chief for Switzerland's economic relations with North American and Caribbean countries. At the same time, he completed his postgraduate studies MBA (Master of Business Administration) at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In August 2012, he was promoted Deputy Chief of the Labour Market and Unemployment Insurance Division in the Labour Directorate. In 2014, he was nominated Head of the Division and is in charge of more than 200 collaborators.
Oliver Schärli is married and has three children including twins. He is living in the region of Lucerne and commutes by train to work. In his spare time he enjoys sports, mountain hiking more than all others. He has a passion for music.
There is one Vice-President for each of WAPES' regions: Africa, America, Asia & Pacific, Europe, and Middle East & Arabic Countries. The Vice-Presidents propose annual activity programs for the regions they represent and plan the execution of these programs. The Vice-Presidents are also WAPES ambassadors in their regions.
Africa Region, Mr. Ibrahim AG NOCK (Director General, ANPE), Mali.
America Region, Mr. Scott B. SANDERS (Director General, NASWA), U.S.A.
Asia-Pacific Region, Mr. Mr. Lee Jae Heung (President of KEIS), Republic of Korea.
Vice-Presidents Europe Region, Mr. Jean Bassères (Director General, Pôle Emploi), France.
Vice-President Middle East and Arab countries Region (MEAC), Mr. Beyte Allah Ahmed LESWED (Director General, ANAPEJ), Mauritania.
The Executive Secretary
The Executive Secretary leads the Executive Secretariat and is responsible for the function of the Secretariat.
The Secretariat supports the organisation and assists the President and Vice-Presidents in the approved WAPES activities set up for the regions.
The Secretariat is staffed thanks to secondments from the Public Employments Services in Belgium (Actiris, Le Forem and VDAB), France (Pôle Emploi), Germany (BA) and Sweden (Arbetsförmedlingen).
Below we briefly present the staff members with their contact information and their assignments. Don't hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help you.
Phone : + 32 2 235 72 50
Ms Françoise Kuyl
Executive Secretary, responsible for the function of the Secretariat, the specific activities, the cooperation between the different regions and the cooperation with partners.
Françoise KUYL joined WAPES in 2017, appointed by SYNERJOB. She has been detached from FOREM, the Belgian francophone Walloon public employment service.
Phone: + 32 2 235 72 55
Fax: + 32 2 235 72 59
Since 2003, Françoise has worked for the S.P.E Le Forem where she was a communication trainer, a training consultant, before being seconded as project manager to the Service francophone des métiers et des qualifications (Francophone Service for Skills and Trades).
She began her career teaching French (mother tongue). After a detour to the Belgian press world, she taught at two European universities: Sveti Kliment Ohridski University in Sofia, Bulgaria and Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. After her expatriation, she was coordinator for a commune in the Brussels-Capital Region.
Françoise holds a DESS in Asian Studies (Far East), a Master in Romance Philology, an “agrégation” in Romance Philology and a Master's Degree in French as a Foreign Language.
Françoise is passionate about literature, regularly participates in writing workshops and practices European calligraphy. She likes to replenish in nature, walking in the forest.
Ms Christine Malecka-Vlérick
Consultant for the Middle East and Arab Countries and for the African Region.
Christine joined the WAPES team in 2012. She is seconded by Pôle Emploi, the French Public Employment Service.
Phone: + 32 2 235 72 52
Fax: + 32 2 235 72 59
At Pôle Emploi Christine held the positions of Territory Manager in Paris and Marseille. She also worked for two years in General Management within the Public Employment Service designing jobseeker orientation and training policy. Prior to this, Christine had held various positions in industry and temporary employment, always in the HR area and also as a consultant on organisational strategy.
Christine has a DESS in Human Resources and a Master in Quality Management.
Christine's interests include modern art and music and she is involved in a number of organisations promoting children's education.
Mr Abdelkrim BELKADI
Consultant for Middle East and Arab countries
Responsible for International Cooperation at ANAPEC
Karim joined the secretariat at the beginning of February 2017 and he works from the ANAPEC headquarters in Casablanca.
Phone: + 212 5 22 78 95 71
After a Bachelor degree in Earth Sciences, Karim obtained an advanced Master degree in Business & administration.
First, he worked at the Moroccan Ministry of Employment and then joined ANAPEC in 2002 in order to work in the field of international cooperation. He has organized several WAPES events in Morocco, including WAPES World Congress in 2003.
He is father of two daughters. Karim likes hiking, handiwork and reading.
Ms Jacqueline Mukamusana
Jacqueline joined the WAPES Secretariat in June 2014.
Phone: +32 2 235 72 51
Fax: +32 2 235 72 59
Jacqueline is journalist by profession. She has worked for over 20 years in various organizations both nationally and internationally such as The Voice of Women association, Food for the Hungry International (FHI), Young women's Christian Association (YWCA). She fulfilled respectively different functions such as administrative and financial assistant, management assistant and general secretary.
In June 2012, as part of her training in secretarial work, Jacqueline did an internship at WAPES, where she supported the Executive Secretariat with preparations of the World Congress in Seoul.
In addition to her mother tongue, Jacqueline speaks and writes English and French.
Jacqueline is mother of 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys.
Mr. Pierre-Alain Vandewalle
Pierre-Alain joined WAPES Executive Secretariat in February 2015.
Phone: +32 2 235 72 57
Fax: +32 2 235 72 59
Initially Pierre-Alain went for a three-month internship in Venezuela for his degree in Communication. However he decided to stay in this country for 12 years. In 2014 he returned to Belgium.
Developing a passion for audiovisual and cultural work, Pierre Alain first collaborated on the creation of a community television in a popular district of Maracay in Venezuela. Then together with his Venezuelan wife, he created a non-profit Socio-Cultural organization called “Fundación Socio-Cultural AUTANA” of which he was the director for 10 years. The Fundación organizes free workshops for audiovisual production, films and documentaries projections in popular neighborhoods called "barrios”, produces video reports and helps other organizations to emerge.
Pierre-Alain also holds a degree in education with mention in Cultural Development from the Experimental Nacional University “Simón Rodríguez” in Caracas, Venezuela. In his last position he worked for two years as a communication expert for the National Experimental University for Security “UNES” for the Aragua and Carabobo regions in Venezuela.
Pierre-Alain spends his leisure time with his two children helping them discover the Belgian culture.
Ms Abril Quintero
Phone: +32 2 235 72 50
Fax: +32 2 235 72 59
Abril started as a translation intern in June 2017. She helped the Secretariat with translations and other administrative tasks. Now she is the new WAPES consultants’ assistant.
She started her studies at the University of Leicester in Modern Languages with Translation and did her Erasmus at Université de Liège. She is yet to finish her degree but she has decided to take time off and to focus on gaining work experience. She speaks fluent English and French and Spanish is her mother tongue. She loves contemporary literature and film and to travel.