Victor van VuurenDirector, HolaVic Consulting
After completing a law degree Victor started his working career at the South African Department of Justice. Thereafter he moved into the private sector as a corporate legal advisor and human resources director at executive level in large corporates.

Victor later helped establish a unified South African business federation, Business Unity South Africa, and was appointed as the first Chief Operations Officer. During this time, he served on the South African Council for Higher Education, the National Economic Development and Labour Council, the International Labour Organisation Governing Body, the Council of the Pan African Employers’ Confederation, and the South African Power Utility Research Advisory Board.

In February 2009 Victor joined the United Nations specialised agency, the International Labour Organization, in a diplomatic capacity. He was Director for Southern and Eastern Africa covering 23 countries and thereafter, from 2016, Victor was appointed Director of a global portfolio at the ILO, Geneva.

During this time, he was the chairman of, the UNTFSSE (United Nations Task Force of the Social and Solidarity Economy), member of the Capitals Coalition Supervisory Board and member of the COP26 Energy Transition Council. Victor is also a founder member of the Geneva Innovation Movement Association. Victor was also the Chairman of PAGE (partnership for Action in the Green Economy, Chairman of COPAC (The Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives).

He retired from the UN in December 2023 and returned to South Africa. He is now the Director of HolaVic Consulting.