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UNOPS welcomes the announcement of Acting Executive Director

UNOPS welcomes United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ appointment of Jens Wandel as ad interim UNOPS Executive Director.

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Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wandel was the UN Secretary-General Designate for the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Reforms.

Effective from 9 May, Mr. Wandel will serve as UNOPS ad interim Executive Director while the Secretary-General launches a recruitment process, in consultation with the UNOPS Executive Board, to find a successor to Ms. Faremo.

Mr. Wandel has extensive experience working with international organizations with a focus on management, adaptive change and sustainable development. He also previously served as Director of the UN Development Programme Bureau for Management Services.

A Danish national, he holds a Master’s degree in political science and government from Aarhus University in Denmark.


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