OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Ministerial Meeting 2023


Mia Seppo


Assistant Director General


Mia Seppo joined the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on 1 February 2023 as the Assistant Director-General of for the Jobs and Social Protection Cluster. Mia has over 20 years of experience with the UN serving in in progressively responsible positions both in the field and in Headquarters. Her field assignments include Tajikistan, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. During her long UN career, Mia has worked in post-conflict and peace-keeping contexts, managed UN support for complex elections and coordinated humanitarian crises and responses. Mia has extensive experience working on development effectiveness issues and support to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Mia launched her UN career in 1996 with a focus on governance and human rights issues. Prior to joining the UN, Mia worked for civil society and think tanks, including the Finnish Committee for European Security. Mia is a Finnish national and holds a master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Helsinki, Finland.