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Marily Mexi
Special Advisor to the President of the Hellenic Republic; Head, Democratizing the Platform Economy Initiative, AHCD-Graduate Institute Geneva

Marily (Maria) Mexi is an international expert on digital work and the platform economy. She currently serves as special advisor to the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Based in Geneva, Dr. Mexi advises major international organizations, permanent missions and country delegations to the United Nations, as well as employers' and workers' organizations, on future work issues. In this capacity, she has initiated, and currently heading, an international Initiative on Democratizing the Platform Economy, which aims to support governments and stakeholders to strengthen global governance and deepen action-oriented dialogue on the future of the platform economy. The Initiative on Democratizing the Platform Economy is hosted at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy (AHCD) of the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and it is run by an advisory board composed of experts from UN agencies and the World Economic Forum. 

Over the years, Dr Mexi has worked as a social policy and employment expert for the European Commission, advising governments in several countries (Croatia, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia, and the Caribbean Community) on policy harmonization issues. Since 2017, she has served as a consultant at the International Labour Organization (ILO) on issues pertaining to digital platforms and social dialogue. She recently co-edited the ILO Research Brief, ''Peak-level Social Dialogue as a Governance Tool during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global and Regional Trends and Policy Issues'', the findings of which featured in the joint ILO/OECD report on global labour markets which was acknowledged in the G20 Riyadh Summit Leaders Declaration. Dr Mexi is also a visiting research fellow at the United Nations Institute for Social Development, the co-editor of the book Protecting Workers in the Gig Economy: A Comparative Empirical Analysis (forthcoming from Edward Elgar), and contributing author to Social Europe. Her latest Social Europe articles include: "The Future of Work in the Post-Covid-19 Digital Era" and "The Platform Economy—Time for Decent Digiwork". 

Marily Mexi holds a Doctorate degree (DPhil) in Politics and International Relations and an MPhil in Political Theory from the University of Oxford, 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 has also completed post-doctoral research at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Geneva.