Employment & Education


The world faces an economic and employment crisis of historic proportions. Pre-pandemic workforce challenges have been exacerbated, and the urgency to improve the relevance, skills and productivity of current and future workers has accelerated. Yet at the same time, the crisis has sparked innovation and awakened a sense of shared commitment and collaboration across business, government, and civil society to build back better, in partnership. The B20 Employment and Education taskforce pledges to harness this moment of awakening by crafting concrete recommendations aimed at upgrading labour market regulations to drive growth and innovation, preparing current and future workers for coming industrial revolutions, and ensuring inclusive opportunities for all in the future of work.

Our taskforce commits to engaging with all social partners in our shared ambition of reshaping the future of work and education.


Gianpietro Benedetti

Gianpietro Benedetti is the Chairman of Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A. (C.E.O. untill the end of September, 2017). He began working in Danieli’s design technical offices in 1961, advanced to mechanical project engineer in 1963 and plant start-up engineer in 1966. He was named Danieli Group Managing Director in 1986 and President & CEO in 1990. He was given three “Honoris Causa” degrees, respectively: in mechanical engineering by the University of Trieste, as well as management engineering by the University of Udine and M.B.A. degree in International Business by the MIB School of Management of Trieste (Italy). In June 2006 he was appointed to the Order of Merit for Labour (national order of chivalry) of the Republic of Italy. Since 2010 is President of the Foundation ITS – Technical Secondary School – New made-in-Italy Technologies, Mechanical and Aeronautics Section. He was member of many Boards of Directors and he holds numerous patents for steelmaking machines and processes.

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Thomas Parisini

Thomas Parisini received the “Laurea” degree (Cum Laude and printing honours) in Electronic Engineering in 1988 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in 1993 from the University of Genoa. He was with Politecnico di Milano and he currently holds the Chair of Industrial Control and is Director of Research at Imperial College London. He also holds the Danieli Endowed Chair of Automation Engineering at University of Trieste where he served as Deputy Rector. He authored or co-authored over 350 international scientific publications. In 2018, he was awarded the Honorary Doctorate from University of Aalborg in Denmark. In 2016 he was awarded as PI at Imperial of the KIOS flagship project under the Horizon 2020 WIDESPREAD-2016-2017 programme for an overall budget of over 40 Meuro and in 2020 he was awarded the Project of Relevant National Interest “Monitoring and Control Underpinning the Factory of the Future: Novel Methodologies and Industrial Validation” funded by the Italian Ministry for University and Research. Thomas Parisini is currently the President of the IEEE Control Systems Society, a Fellow of the IEEE, and of the IFAC.

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