Manuela RODRIGUEZ: New Secretary Executive of WAPES

Manuela RODRIGUEZ: New Secretary Executive of WAPES

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Manuela RODRIGUEZ as the new Secretary Executive of the World Association of Public Employment Services. In her role, Ms. RODRIGUEZ will play a pivotal role in supporting WAPES’ mission and ensuring the smooth coordination of events organized by the various regions. Her responsibilities include overseeing partnerships and facilitating the execution of hybrid activities aimed at fostering cooperation between continents.

Manuela RODRIGUEZ brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having specialized in strategic communication and intercultural project facilitation for the past 25 years. Her impressive career has spanned the academic, public, and private sectors, and she has served in various capacities, including working with the Spanish Embassy in Belgium and The Netherlands and in consulting firms. In Brussels, Ms. RODRIGUEZ has made significant contributions to organizations such as Actiris, Bruxelles Formation, and the City of Brussels.

Ms. RODRIGUEZ’s academic background is equally impressive, holding a degree in Applied Linguistics from Vlekho Brussels, complemented by European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and Leadership training from Solvay Business School in Brussels.

Her commitment to a high-performance and healthy working environment is evident through her advocacy for a balance between professional and private life, and her passion for society and culture as an avid newspaper reader.

Manuela RODRIGUEZ joined the AISBL (Association internationale sans but lucratif) on November 1, 2023, representing SYNERJOB, an ASBL that unites the Belgian public employment services. She is also seconded by ACTIRIS, the public employment service of Brussels.

The WAPES community warmly welcomes Ms. RODRIGUEZ and looks forward to her valuable contributions in furthering the organization’s mission and goals.