Dr. Jukka Takala (Adjunct Prof) DSc MSc BSc FFOM (Hon)
President, International Commission on Occupational Health
The first Executive Director of WSH Institute of Ministry of Manpower of Singapore from 2011 and continued as Senior Consultant until end 2017.
Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) from 2006-2011. He was the coordinator of all EU regulatory agencies in 2010-11.
He served the International Labour Organisation during 1978-2006.
As Director of the ILO’s Global SafeWork Programme until 2006 he was in charge of all ILO processes related to safety and health at work and a member and chair of the ILO/WHO/UNEP/UNITAR/UNIDO/World Bank Programmes for Chemicals. Head of the ILO’s CIS Information Centre, and Chief of OSH Branch 1986-1999. ILO Chief Technical Adviser in Kenya and Thailand, from 1978-1986.
Before joining the ILO in 1978 he worked in industry, at the Helsinki University of Technology, and then at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health - OSH Administration - in Finland.