Mark Beatty, Director, UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre
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Mark Beatty is the Director of the UNICEF’s Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) located in Budapest, Hungary. In June 2016, he was appointed to oversee the newly opened Centre, which was established to drive operational efficiency across the organization.
With more than 20 years of UN experience, he oversees a workforce of more than 300 local and international staff. Together, they deliver human resources administration, payroll, finance, master data and IT services to more than 13,000 staff and 190 offices globally.
Prior to this position, Mr. Beatty spearheaded the establishment of the GSSC – UNICEF's largest ever operational transformation project. His role included identifying the most cost-effective location, negotiating and securing favorable terms with the government and overseeing all aspects of setting up the centre.
As a seasoned project manager, Mr. Beatty has led the implementation of a number of initiatives aimed at optimizing the effectiveness and efficiency of UNICEF operations. This included the roll-out of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system – VISION – launched in 2012.
First joining UNICEF in 1992 as a Contracts Manager in New York, Mr. Beatty was the Chief of Contracts and Logistics for UNICEF Bangladesh.
Before UNICEF, Mr. Beatty worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York, supporting the supply department. Prior to his diverse roles within the UN, he worked in Canada in a range of management positions within the private sector.
He is a national of Canada and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering) from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.
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