Rownak Khan is the UNICEF Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, based in Sarajevo. In this position, she is responsible for the overall management of all of UNICEF’s work in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Prior to her current appointment, from 2014, Dr. Khan served as the Deputy Representative in UNICEF Nepal, providing strategic guidance, leadership, implementation and monitoring of UNICEF supported programme including humanitarian action. She has also served with UNICEF Programme Division in New York Headquarters, providing overall leadership in a joint UNICEF, WHO and UNFPA Global Programme for Elimination of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus, in Polio Eradication Programme in UNICEF Headquarters, and implementing health and nutrition programme in UNICEF Afghanistan. Dr. Khan first joined UNICEF in 1996 as Project Officer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Dr. Khan is a national of Bangladesh. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London and a Bachelor’ degree in Medicine from Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh.