Special Advisor to the President of the Hellenic Republic; Head, Democratizing the Platform Economy Initiative, AHCD-Graduate Institute Geneva
Dr. Marily Mexi is an international expert in future labour markets and social policy, with a focus on digitization, ESG, as well as the interplay of sustainable finance and the changing role of business in society. She is affiliated with the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the Graduate Institute–Geneva, where she teaches a postgraduate course on global inequalities, as well as the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva. She is also an advisor to the President of the Hellenic Republic, and a consultant at the International Labour Organization in Switzerland. She has worked as a government advisor in several countries (Croatia, Georgia, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia, and the Caribbean Community), as well as an expert for the European Commission and the TASC (Thinking Ahead on Societal Change) Platform, which is embedded in the Graduate Institute-Center Geneva's for Trade and Economic Integration and is supported by the Swiss government. Her portfolio includes advising the Ukrainian Labour Ministry on the development of the country's first-ever tax and social benefit microsimulation model, and collaborating with the Romanian Labour Ministry on the design of the country's first generation of active labour market policies following the country's EU accession. She recently provided technical assistance to the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations on formulating suggestions for enhancing trade and labour policy as a domain of synergy between the International Labour Organization and the World Trade Organization. Her most recent research contributions on social dialogue in the post-covid era were featured in a joint ILO/OECD report on employment and incomes, which was acknowledged in the G20 Riyadh Summit Leaders Declaration. Dr. Mexi graduated from the University of Oxford with a Doctorate in Politics and International Relations and an MPhil in Political Theory, an MSc in European Social Policy with Distinction from the London School of Economics, and a BA in History with High Distinction from the American College of Greece–Deree College. She also completed post-doctoral research at the University of Geneva's Department of Politics and International Relations.