Regional Director's Corner
Biographical Information - Regional Director for UNICEF South Asia
Mr. George Laryea-Adjei is in charge of leadership, oversight and guidance to the eight UNICEF country programmes: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He also represents UNICEF with governments, donors, the private sector and civil society in the region.
With over 21 years of service in UNICEF, Mr. Laryea-Adjei has profound expertise in policy formulation and strategic planning, evaluation, crisis management, systems strengthening, resource mobilisation and partnerships.
Before his current assignment, he was the Director of Evaluation in UNICEF New York. He has also served as Deputy Director for UNICEF, Deputy Representative and Chief of Social Policy for UNICEF South Africa, Strategic Planning Office for UNICEF New York, and Programme Officer for UNICEF Ghana.
A national of the Republic of Ghana, Mr. Laryea-Adjei is an economist by profession. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Planning from the University of Science & Technology, Ghana, and a Master’s Degree in Urban Management and PhD in Economics from Erasmus University, The Netherlands.