Hussein Adam Dia is Policy Officer at the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands, working in particular for the Dutch Diversity Charter. His fields of expertise are: age diversity, ethnic diversity and employee participation. Furthermore, he researches monitoring instruments of diversity and inclusion in organizations. Hussein obtained his degrees in Political Science at Berlin Humboldt University (Germany) and Leiden University (The Netherlands). With his academic background and professional experience he advises organizations in financial services, the retail and energy industry in operationalising corporate policies for more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Moreover, he advises departments of the Dutch government about sustainability reporting.
Ana Gallego is the Director-General for Justice and Consumers at the European Commission since November 2021. Before joining the European Commission she was Director-General of International Legal Cooperation and Human Rights in the Ministry of Justice in Spain. She has a degree in law from the University of Granada, Spain and studies in Translation and Interpretation from the same university.
Graduated in International Relations and Development studies, Vanessa Kabuta started her EU career at the Directorate-General for International Partnership of the European Commission. Her first work experiences as an attachée/policy officer in regional, international and European diplomatic representations also constituted her proven expertise in EU External Relations.
Since 2019, Vanessa KABUTA has been working in the Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, where first she was in charge of the age and racial discrimination-related folders. Since August 2021 she joined the EU Anti-Racism Coordination team whose mandate is to implement the Commission’s EU Anti-Racism action plan 2020-2025.
Her personal commitment at local level (in Belgium) on anti-racism, ethnic/cultural diversity and social inclusion issues (child poverty) demonstrates her keen interest for equality policy areas, that she is proud to currently deal with at EU and international levels.