Deputy Director of the ITCILO and Director of the Turin School of Development, Giuseppe Casale graduated from the University of Florence as a comparative labour lawyer. In 1985, he was awarded a Master in International Law and Economics by the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies Washington D.C. He also holds a Ph.D., C.Phil. and M.A. in History of Law, Industrial and Employment Relations from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Before joining the International Labour Organization, Mr Casale lectured in comparative labour law and industrial relations at the University of Florence and at the University of Bari, and in international labour law at the University of Gorizia. He was a research fellow in international law at the Johns Hopkins University and teaching-fellow in the history of ideas, history of law, industrial and labour relations at UCLA.
Mr Casale joined the ILO in 1988 as a Labour Law and Labour Relations Specialist. In 1995, he was appointed Senior Specialist in Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the ILO Office in Budapest. He returned to Geneva in 2002 as Deputy Director of the Social Dialogue, Labour Law and Labour Administration Department. He was appointed Director of the Labour Administration and Inspection Programme in 2009.
In June 2014, he was appointed Senior Adviser to the Director of the Centre.
He is a member of several European and international research and scientific committees. He was the Secretary-General of the International Association of Industrial Relations (IIRA, now ILERA) and is now Secretary-General of the International Society of Labour and Social Security Law based in Geneva. He is the author of several books and articles on comparative and international labour law, industrial and employment relations.
In 2015, he became Director of the Turin School of Development.