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Fons Leroy, CEO of the VDABFons Leroy

Fons Leroy, CEO of the VDAB

Master in Law and Criminology. Special master in Public Administration and Management. After finishing his studies, Fons Leroy (° 23 June 1954) lived in Canada for some time where he made a study of the legal assistance system. He lectured at the HISKWA-Arbeidershogeschool in Brussels and was responsible for the RVA (National Employment Office) research division. In 1990 he became Deputy Chief of Cabinet of the Community Minister for Employment of that time. During 15 years, he worked as a Deputy Chief of Cabinet and later as a Chief of Cabinet at the Flemish Employment Cabinets. In this capacity, he contributed to the establishment of the Flemish employment policy. In 2005, he became the CEO of the Flemish Employment and Vocational Training Service (VDAB).

Fons Leroy is also a visiting HR management lecturer at EHSAL, president of Synerjob (the Federation of the Belgian Public Employment and Training Services). He is a member of the Hoge Raad voor de Werkgelegenheid (Employment High Council).
Fons Leroy is also a frequent and much-appreciated speaker at seminars and colloquia about labour market policy and employment. He authored several books and contributes to public debate through columns and blog posts."

Fons Leroy was elected Public Service Manager of the year in 2009 and HR Ambassador of 2010.

 

First Vice Chair

Tuija Oivo (Finland)

  • Director General
  • Ministry of Employment and the Economy
  • Employment and Entrepreneurship Department

 

Second Vice Chair

Marián Valentovič (Slovakia - on behalf of the Slovak Presidency)

Director General

Central Office of Labour Social Affairs and Family

Education

  • 2001-2006 University of Alexander Dubček in Trenčín, Slovakia, Faculty of Social Economics Relationship
  • 1997-2001 Secondary School of Electrical Engineering in Piešťany

Additional education and courses

  • Executive Sales Management Program: Sales Manager Akademie,Vienna,Austria
  • project management: IMSR Bombaj, India, University of Northeast Virginia, USA (EMBA degree)
  • English course

Employment history

  • 2011-2012 Slovak Medical University in Bratislava
    position: Quaestor
  • 2010-2011 Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
    position: Deputy of General Director for the Section of the Economy
  • 2008-2010 Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
    position: Deputy of General Director for the Section of the European Social Fund
  • 2007-2008 Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family in Piešťany
    position: Director and Head of Service Office
  • 2005-2007 MAR Group s.r.o.
    position: Division Director Ajob.sk
  • 2004-2005 Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family in Piešťany
    position: unemployed
  • 2004-2004 Home Credit Slovakia a.s.
    position: Assistant of the Sales Director
  • 2001-2004 Primatel s.r.o., MAR Travel Agency
    position: Distributor, Sales Representative

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