UNICEF Executive Team and Experts

Find out more about UNICEF’s Executive Team, Directors and Experts

Henrietta H. Fore

Executive Director

Omar Abdi

Deputy Executive Director  

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka 

Deputy Executive Director - Partnerships 

Shanelle Hall

Deputy Executive Director  

Fatoumata Ndiaye

Deputy Executive Director

Hannan Sulieman

Chief of Staff

Directors and Advisors

Víctor Aguayo

Associate Director and Global Chief of Nutrition, Programme Division

Mark Beatty

Director, UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre

Jo Bourne

Chief of Education, Programme Division

Pia Rebello Britto

Chief and Senior Adviser, Early Childhood Development

Laurence Chandy

Director of Data, Research and Policy

Ted Chaiban

Director of Programmes

Daniel Couture

Chief Information Officer, ICTD Director's Office

Paloma Escudero

Director of Communications

Manuel Fontaine 

Director, Office of Emergency Programmes

Chewe Luo

Chief of HIV/AIDS, Programme Division

Anju Malhotra

Principal Adviser, Gender and Development, Programme Division

Carla Haddad Mardini 

Director, Public Partnerships Division

Cynthia McCaffrey

Director of Innovation

Robin Nandy

Principal Adviser and Chief of Immunization, Programme Division

Kelly Ann Naylor

Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Gary Stahl

Director, Private Fundraising and Partnerships

Stefan Swartling Peterson

Chief of Health

Cornelius Williams

Associate Director, Child Protection, Programme Division

Etleva Kadilli

Director, Supply Division

Regional Directors

Geert Cappelaere

UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa


Jean Gough

Regional Director, Region of South Asia

Karin Hulshof

Regional Director, East Asia and Pacific

Afshan Khan

Regional Director, Europe and Central Asia

Leila Pakkala

Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa

María Cristina Perceval 

Regional Director, Latin American and Caribbean

Marie-Pierre Poirier

Regional Director, West and Central Africa Region 

Resources for media

Press centre

Browse our extensive resources for journalists and media, showcasing UNICEF's efforts around the world.

Media contacts

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Current Issues

Read about UNICEF’s position on current issues affecting children.

Executive Director

Learn more about Henrietta H. Fore, who became UNICEF's 7th Executive Director on January 1, 2018.