UNICEF History

Deputy Executive Directors

UNICEF's Deputy Executive Directors are appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General. At present they are three in number. The first Deputy Executive Director, E. J. R. Heyward, was appointed in 1949. 

UNICEF's Deputy Executive Directors

Notes


© UNICEF/HQ60-0009
E.J.R. Heyward, Deputy Executive Director (operations), 1949-1981

Served under the following Executive Directors: Maurice Pate, Henry R. Labouisse, James Grant


© UNICEF
Adelaide Sinclair, Deputy Executive Director (programmes), 1957-1967

Served under the following Executive Directors: Maurice Pate, Henry R. Labouisse

(photo not available)
Dr. Georges Pierre Sicault, Deputy Executive Director (planning), 1957-1961

Served under the following Executive Director: Maurice Pate

(photo not available)
Edward Iwaskiewicz, Deputy Executive Director (planning), 1962-1969

Served under the following Executive Directors: Maurice Pate, Henry R. Labouisse


© UNICEF
Charles Egger, Deputy Executive Director (programmes), 1967-1981

Served under the following Executive Directors: Henry R. Labouisse, James Grant

In Memoriam: Charles A. Egger


© UNICEF
Sardar Tarlok Singh, Deputy Executive Director (planning), 1970-1974

Served under the following Executive Director: Henry R. Labouisse


© UNICEF
Tarzie Virendra Vittachi, Deputy Executive Director (external relations), 1980-1988

Served under the following Executive Director: James Grant


© UNICEF
Maggie Catley-Carlson, Deputy Executive Director (operations), 1981-1983

Served under the following Executive Director: James Grant


© UNICEF
Richard Jolly, Deputy Executive Director (programmes), 1982-1995

Served under the following Executive Director: James Grant


© UNICEF
Karl Eric Knutsson, Deputy Executive Director (operations), 1983-1988

Served under the following Executive Director: James Grant


© UNICEF
Karin Sham Poo, Deputy Executive Director (operations), 1987-2004

Served under the following Executive Directors: James, Grant, Carol Bellamy


© UNICEF
Marco Vianello-Chiodo, Deputy Executive Director (external relations), 1987-1993

Served under the following Executive Director: James Grant


© UNICEF
Guido Bertolaso, Deputy Executive Director (external relations), 1993-1995

Served under the following Executive Director: James Grant


© UNICEF
Stephen Lewis, Deputy Executive Director (external relations), 1995-1999

Served under the following Executive Director: Carol Bellamy


© UNICEF
André Roberfroid, Deputy Executive Director (programmes), 2000-2002

Served under the following Executive Director: Carol Bellamy


© UNICEF
Kul Gautam, Deputy Executive Director, 2000-2007 (alliances and resources, 2000-2002; programmes, alliances and resources, 2002-2004; programmes, 2004-2007)

Served under the following Executive Directors: Carol Bellamy, Ann M. Veneman


© UNICEF/NYHQ2006-1192/Markisz
Rima Salah, Deputy Executive Director (alliances and resources), 2004-2007

Served under the following Executive Directors: Carol Bellamy, Ann M. Veneman

Rima Salah: official UNICEF biography


© UNICEF
Toshiyuki Niwa, Deputy Executive Director (operations), 2004-2007

Served under the following Executive Directors: Carol Bellamy, Ann M. Veneman


© UNICEF
Omar Abdi, Deputy Executive Director (operations), 2007-2010

Served under the following Executive Directors: Ann M. Veneman, Anthony Lake

Omar Abdi: official UNICEF biography


© UNICEF
Hilde Frafjord Johnson, Deputy Executive Director (external relations), 2007-2011

Served under the following Executive Directors: Ann M. Veneman, Anthony Lake

Hilde Frafjord Johnson: official UNICEF biography


© UNICEF
Saad Houry, Deputy Executive Director (programmes), 2008-2011

Served under the following Executive Directors: Ann M. Veneman, Anthony Lake

Saad Houry: official UNICEF biography


© UNICEF
Martin Mogwanja, Deputy Executive Director (management), 2011-

Served under the following Executive Directors: Anthony Lake

Martin Mogwanja: official UNICEF biography


© UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1339/Markisz
Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director (programmes), 2011-

Served under the following Executive Directors: Anthony Lake

Geeta Rao Gupta: official UNICEF biography



© UNICEF/NYHQ2006-1192/Markisz
Rima Salah, Deputy Executive Director a.i. (external relations), 2011-2012

Served under the following Executive Directors: Anthony Lake

Rima Salah: official UNICEF biography


Johanna (Yoka) Brandt, Deputy Executive Director (external relations), 2012-


Served under the following Executive Directors: Anthony Lake

 

Note: designation of role given in parentheses after the name (programmes, operations, external relations) is generic and does not necessarily represent the official titles in use at the time. Some Deputy Executive Directors may have shifted roles or fulfilled more than one role at at time.

 


 

 

New enhanced search