Stephan Ulrich is Programme Manager for the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Viet Nam (November 2017 – present). The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam is the largest UN agency in Viet Nam, with more than 20 development cooperation projects and with 109 staff. He joined the ILO in 2006 and worked in Africa, Asia and Latin America before moving to Hanoi. His areas of expertise include sustainable private sector and industrial development, international labour standards and business and human rights.
Stephan Ulrich grew up in Germany’s Black Forest region, which is home to a world-leading machine and engineering industry (“Mittelstand”). He completed his studies in Germany and the United States and holds an M.A. degree in Political Science, Business Administration and Computer Science. Before joining the ILO, he worked for the German Development Institute (DIE), the German Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) in Santiago de Chile. He is currently a member of the German Committee Future Earth working group on Sustainable Work.