Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano is the Secretary General of the International Social Security Association (ISSA).Elected in December 2018, Mr Caetano heads an extensive programme of activities and member services focused on promoting excellence in social security administration, including the ISSA’s professional guidelines and Centre for Excellence, innovative solutions to address key social security challenges, unique data on social security around the world as well as regional and global events.Mr Caetano was elected on a vision to strengthen the ISSA’s outreach and impact on social security through enhanced member services, governance, financing and communication. Prior to his election as Secretary General, Mr Caetano served as the Secretary for Social Security of the Government of Brazil, with the responsibility for designing, monitoring and developing a responsive and sustainable social security system in the country.Mr Caetano is a Brazilian economist holding a PhD degree from the Catholic University of Brasília and has extensive academic and managerial experience in social security. Between July 1998 and August 2005, he was the Coordinator for Actuarial Work, Accounting and Technical Studies of the Ministry of Social Security in Brazil. After 6 years as a Senior Researcher on social security at Brazil's prestigious Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), he became the Coordinator for Social Security, Assistance, Demography, Inequality and Poverty in IPEA between 2012 and 2016. He then served as Secretary of Social Security in Brazil from May 2016 to December 2018.Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano has longstanding experience in the areas of pensions, demography, social security coverage, inequality and poverty, having published extensively on social security in several Brazilian books and journals, as well as in the USA, Switzerland, Portugal, Chile and Mexico. He has been a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and is an international editorial advisor for the Journal of Social Policy published by Cambridge University Press.
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Thema: Strategien für Sicherheit und Gesundheit bei der Arbeit