Karin Hulshof, Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific
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Karin Hulshof was appointed UNICEF Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific in June 2016 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand. She is responsible for regional oversight ─ ensuring overall policy and programme coherence and advocacy for UNICEF.
Ms. Hulshof has worked for UNICEF for almost 30 years. Prior to taking up her current position, she was UNICEF Regional Director in South Asia. She has served as UNICEF Representative to India; Director of UNICEF Public-sector Alliances and Resource Mobilization Office at UNICEF Headquarters in New York; and Chief of Staff to the Executive Director in New York.
She has also held field positions in Romania, Moldova, Belgium, Brazil, Guatemala and Costa Rica.
Prior to her engagement with UNICEF, she worked at the Council of Youth Affairs and Institute of Criminology in the Netherlands.
Ms. Hulshof graduated from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with a Master of Arts in Social Science and specializations in Economics, Spanish, Cultural Anthropology and Education. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Senate of the University of Bucharest, Romania.
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