Mr. Sheldon Yett
UNICEF Representative to Bangladesh
Mr. Sheldon Yett took up the position as UNICEF Representative to Bangladesh on 1 October 2021.
A national of the United States of America, Mr. Yett has worked for UNICEF since 1997, and has extensive experience of managing development programmes and humanitarian emergency responses.
Between 1997 and 2005, Mr. Yett worked in a range of emergency response-related roles in Burundi, Somalia, Kosovo and UNICEF’s emergency division in New York. Since 2005, Mr. Yett has been a UNICEF Country Representative. He most recently served as the UNICEF Representative to the Pacific Island Countries, and has also served previously as the UNICEF Representative to Liberia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Armenia.
Previous to joining the UN, Mr. Yett worked as a journalist.
Mr. Yett holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Reed College.