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Mark Beatty – Director, UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre

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Mark Beatty is the Director of 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 over 300 local and international staff who together deliver HR Administration, payroll, finance, master data and IT services to the Organization’s 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 the Centre’s set-up.

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’s operations. This included the roll-out of UNICEF’s 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, Contracts and Logistics for UNICEF Bangladesh.

Before UNICEF, Mr. Beatty worked with 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 Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.

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