Comptroller and Director, Division of Financial and Administrative Management
Thomas Asare, Comptroller and Director, Division of Financial and Administrative Management
Thomas Asare was appointed as the Comptroller and Director-Division of Financial and Administrative Management at UNICEF in 2015. He provides strategic leadership and effective management of the organization’s global Financial Management, Risk management Administrative Services and Operational Management.
Mr, Asare is a finance and development executive with over 25 years of experience leading and transforming financial and operations management globally. He has worked with multi-constituency governance structures and engaged with governments and international organizations on key development strategies that aim at alleviating poverty and improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable population.
Before joining UNICEF, he was the Director of Programming, Budgeting, Finance and Accounting of the African Union Commission and Financial Controller of the African Union. Earlier, he held positions in financial management, programme planning, and management advisory and assurance services working with several international development organizations in Africa and Asia, including the African Capacity Building Foundation, USAID, and the CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers. He previously also served as an Assistant Auditor-General in the Office of the Auditor-General of Ghana and was a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Executive Board of African Capacity Building Foundation.
Mr. Asare holds a Master of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Northampton and a Master of Science Degree in Audit and Consultancy from Birmingham City University, both in the United Kingdom. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, U.K, and has several other relevant certifications and memberships.
Image release – credit: © UNICEF. UNICEF photographs are available for use by bona fide news media organizations as part of reports or feature stories on UNICEF. Release permission is hereby granted for this purpose on the following conditions: Image content may not be changed by digital or any other means, except cropping. Image may not be archived in any format or distributed to a third party by any non-UNICEF entity. No other rights than those specified are either granted or implied. Thank you for your interest in UNICEF.
Resources for the press
See UNICEF's range media contacts, available as communications resources for press colleagues.
Browse our extensive resources for journalists and media, showcasing UNICEF's efforts around the world.
Talk to our leading experts, available for commentary on child health, nutrition, protection, water, sanitation, and humanitarian crises.