David Arkless

March 2, 2011 No Comments by rcsaconference

David Arkless


Keynote Presentation – The Human Age

Synopsis to come


David Arkless is ManpowerGroup, President of Global Corporate and Government Affairs, a position he attained in December 2008 after being promoted from Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs. David joined Manpower on June 19, 1992.

David is a world-renowned expert on labor market trends and has widespread experience of helping countries to develop their labor market strategies. He is responsible for Governmental and International Affairs and as such has been called to advise the Governments of Egypt, China, Vietnam, the UAE, the Crown-Prince of Serbia and the City of Shanghai, in addition to being an Advisory Board Member for the US Department of State and CIETT, the international confederation of private employment agencies.

David also manages ManpowerGroup’s strategic relationships with high-profile organizations such as the World Economic Forum where he is a founding member and Co-Chair of the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on the Skills Gap. He also supports partnerships with the Centre for European Policy Studies and the European Policy Centre.

David has been a highly influential campaigner in the fight to end human trafficking and give refugees real hope for the future. He has also been at the forefront of ManpowerGroup’s involvement in ninemillion.org, a UN initiative to provide education to the nine million young refugees all over the world as well as our campaign to end human trafficking; Manpower Inc. was the first company to sign the Athens Ethical Principles, which declare a “zero tolerance” policy for working with any entity, which benefits in any way, from human trafficking.

David serves as an advisory board member of both the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. He has also been named Special Envoy of the End Human Trafficking Now! movement. David was also appointed as a core advisor on the Private Sector Panel of UN.GIFT, the recently launched UNODC global initiative to fight Human Trafficking.

David is a regular speaker at high profile events including the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the OECD, the United Nations, European Parliament, UK Parliament and House of Lords Select Committees, US Congressional and senate committees and at various internationally renowned business schools. He also provides regular expert appearances in national and global media such as the BBC, CNBC and CNN.

David received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Durham, UK and has completed Executive programs at INSEAD, IMD and the San Jose College of Business.


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