International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Frank Laczko (PhD) is Director of the IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre based in Berlin. He has over 20 years’ experience working in the field of international migration. His previous posts with IOM were in Budapest, Vienna and Geneva. He has also acted as a consultant for UNHCR, ILO and OECD. He is currently the Co-Chair of the UN Expert Group on Migration Statistics and Co-Editor of Migration Policy Practice. He has published reports on a wide range of migration issues including migration and development, labour migration, irregular migration, migration and the environment and migration governance. Frank Laczko (PhD), has over 20 years’ experience working in the field of international migration. His previous posts with IOM were in Budapest, Vienna and Geneva. He has also acted as a consultant for UNHCR, ILO and OECD.
Andrea Milan (PhD) is a Data Officer at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Center. Prior to joining GMDAC, Andrea has worked in the field of international migration for a number of UN entities: the UN University (UNU-EHS), UN Women, the Office of the UN Special Representative (SRSG) for International Migration, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Andrea’s areas of expertise include migration governance, migration data, migration and development, gender and migration as well as migration, environment and climate change. He has published extensively on migration-related issues. Andrea Milan holds a PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis from UNU-Merit and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (the Netherlands) as well as a MS in Economics from University of Ferrara (Italy).
Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD)
Jean-Christophe Dumont has been the Head of the International Migration Division in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD since 2011. He joined the OECD Secretariat in 2000 to work on international migration issues. He oversees the OECD annual flagship publication on migration; International Migration Outlook and numerous publications on the economic impact of international migration, as well as on migration management and the labour market integration of immigrants and their children in OECD countries. He has also worked on migration and development issues and on the international mobility of health workers. He holds a PhD in development economics from the University Paris IX-Dauphine and was a research fellow at Laval University, Quebec, Canada.
Cécile Thoreau has been a policy analyst of the OECD International Migration Division in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs since 2012. She joined the OECD as a statistician in 1996 and contributed to build first OECD databases on migration. She was seconded to Statistics New Zealand in 2008-2009 to work on the Longitudinal Immigration Survey (LisNZ). She co-authors and coordinates major OECD publications on migration, notably International Migration Outlook and Settling In – OECD Indicators of Immigrant Integration. She contributed to national studies on the labour market integration of immigrants and on the recruitment of immigrant workers, as well as to studies on immigrant concentration. She holds a Master degree from ENSAI (National School on Statistics and Information Analysis, France) and a postgraduate diploma (DEA) in Labour Economy and Social Policies from the University Paris-X Nanterre.
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
Francesca Grum is Chief of the Social and Gender Statistics Section of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), currently focusing on developing international standards and modernizing statistical systems to improve countries’ capacity to produce and use data to inform policies in areas such as gender equality, international migration, time-use and disability. Ms. Grum oversees the Secretariat of the UN Expert Group on Migration Statistics and the revision of the 1998 Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration. Ms. Grum has been working on methodological, analytical and capacity development activities related to demographic and social statistics since 2000 when she joined the UNSD in New York. During this period, she held different positions including that of head of the MDG indicators methodological unit and focal point for the Division’s programme on civil registration and vital statistics systems. Francesca holds a Master’s degree in Economic and Actuarial Statistics from the University of Padua, Italy.
Jorge Bravo (PhD) is Chief of the Population Policies and Development Branch of the Population Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), New York. He currently oversees the work of the Population Division on international migration, fertility, population ageing, population policies, and reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals. Previously, he was chief of the Population and Development Section from 2007 and 2015, and before that he worked for 17 years at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), were he served as Expert and Regional Advisor. He also served for three years (2003- 2006) as Chief of the Resource Mobilization Unit, Programme and Budget Planning Division of ECLAC. His prior areas of expertise include global demographic trends and development, urbanization, the socio-economic aspects of ageing and intergenerational transfers, as well as published research on socio-economic factors of mortality, demographic responses to economic change, social security systems and the fiscal implications of ageing.