Rania Bikhazi

Rania Bikhazi

Director, ILO Country Office for Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia

Rania Bikhazi holds a Master's degree in Political Science and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from McGill University in Canada. Ms. Bikhazi is currently the Director of the International Labour Organization's Office for Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. She has been with the ILO for 23 years and has worked mainly as an enterprise development specialist at the ILO Regional Office for the Arab States. During these years, Ms. Bikhazi has promoted and supported enterprise development through linkages and close collaboration with partners in the public and private sectors, including employers' and workers' organizations. She has focused on the application of international labour standards in small and medium enterprises for the creation of decent jobs. She has also promoted self-employment for all, specifically women, youth, refugees and displaced persons, thus helping to promote a culture of entrepreneurship in several Middle Eastern countries.

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