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The people of WAPES

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 results were as follows:
Presidency, Morocco
Vice-Presidency Africa Region, Mali
Vice-President Americas Region, USA
Vice-Presidency Asia Pacific Region, Korea
Vice-Presidency Europe Region, France
Vice-Presidency MEAC Region, Mauritania 
In addition, the Central African Republic, Kenya, Senegal, Canada, Japan, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland also have their seats on the Managing Board.
The Auditors are Benin and Hungary. And last but not least, Switzerland will continue holding the position of Treasurer.


The President 

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.



M. Abdelmonnime EL MADANI, Maroc

Directeur Général de l'ANAPEC

Mr. Abdelmonnime EL MADANI was born on June 03, 1967 in Ouezzane (Morocco).


In 1993, he obtained a degree in Higher Studies in Economics at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of the Mohamed V University of Rabat. He then graduated from the National School of Treasury Services in Paris-Marne la Vallée (France), in July 1994.


From 2013 to 2018, he was, among other things, Director General of the National Mutual Aid and Divisional Chief Inspector, Head of the Division of Local Finances to the General Treasury of the Kingdom of Morocco. Since September 2018, he has been the Director General of ANAPEC.


Mr. EL MADANI also holds the position of Mayor of Arrondissement Yacoub El Mansour in Rabat after having been Deputy Mayor of the city of Rabat for two terms of office.



Regarding his international activities, Mr. EL MADANI was mainly part of the founding team of UCLGA (United Cities and Local Governments of Africa). He also participated in the organization UCLG-World.


The Treasurer 

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.



The Vice-Presidents 

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





Executive Secretary, responsible for the function of the Secretariat, the specific activities, the cooperation between the different regions and the cooperation with partners.


Phone: + 32 2 235 72 55

Fax: + 32 2 235 72 59


Eve-Marie MOSSERAY joined WAPES last August 2018. She has been assigned by SYNERJOB and seconded from FOREM, the Belgian Public Employment Service for French-speaking Wallonia.

For the last 12 years, she has held the position of head of the training centers of Walloon Brabant (training for jobseekers and workers) with a wide representation of the activity sectors. Prior to this, she held various positions in banking, cultural and temporary employment sectors.

Eve-Marie has a master in Political Science and International Relations. She is interested in culture and she likes to go hiking in her free time.




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

Management Assistant

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

Communication Expert 

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

Consultants’ assistant

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.