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Elhadj As Sy - Director of the Public-Sector Alliances and Resource Mobilization Office

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In April 2013, Elhadj As Sy took up the post of Director of the Public-Sector Alliances and Resource Mobilization Office, overseeing UNICEF’s relationship with donor countries and partners.

Mr. Sy brings more than 25 years of experience as an international civil servant to this appointment.  Before joining UNICEF, he served as Director of Partnerships and External Relations and Deputy Executive Director a.i. with UNAIDS.

From 2009 to 2013, he was the UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa as the region underwent a series of profound challenges, including a famine in Somalia and political turmoil.

From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Sy was Director, HIV/AIDS Practice with United Nations Development Programme in New York. Prior to that, he served as Africa Regional Director and later, as Director, Operational Partnerships and Country Support with the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva.

Mr. Sy has also held the position of UNAIDS Representative in New York and Director of the New York Liaison Office.

From 1988 to 1997, he served as Director of Health and Development Programmes with Environment and Development Action in the Third World in Dakar, Senegal.

Mr. Sy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Human Sciences from the University of Dakar, followed by his Master’s studies in Arts and Germanistik and a fellowship for doctoral research in Human and Social Sciences from the University of Graz, Austria. He graduated from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, specializing in Diplomatic Services and Administration of International Organization. He also earned a diploma in Education from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Dakar, in 1987.  He speaks English, French and German and is a national of Senegal.

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