Bruno Roelants has been Director General of the ICA since 2018. He was Secretary General of CICOPA between 2002 and 2018 and of its regional organization CECOP CICOPA-Europe as of 2006. He previously coordinated development projects in China, India and Eastern Europe, and led the cooperative negotiating group for the ILO Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation 2002 (n° 193). He has a Masters in labour studies. He has lectured on cooperatives in Italy and is co-author of Cooperatives, Territories and Jobs (2011), Capital and the Debt Trap – Learning from Cooperatives in the Global Crisis (2013) and Cooperatives and Employment – a Global Report (2014). He edited the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) report Cooperative Growth for the 21st Century (2013).