|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS SUSANA MALCORRA of ARGENTINA
to HEAD DEPARTMENT OF FIELD SUPPORT
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Susana Malcorra of Argentina as Head of the Department of Field Support at the Under-Secretary-General level. As the Head of the Department of Field Support she will direct all support for United Nations peace missions worldwide.
She will be leading staff at Headquarters in support of 32 field operations currently comprising over 100,000 military, police and civilian personnel.
Ms. Malcorra will take over from Jane Holl Lute, who has been leading the Department since its establishment in July 2007. The Secretary-General greatly appreciates Ms. Holl Lute’s important contribution through this critical start-up period of the Department, and looks forward to her continued service.
Ms. Malcorra currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), overseeing daily emergency and humanitarian operations in more than 80 countries, with over 10,000 personnel. Before joining WFP in 2004, she accrued 25 years’ experience in the private sector, including leadership roles at IBM and Telecom Argentina. During her tenure at WFP she led the initial phase of the operational response to the tsunami emergency in December 2004 and has managed human resources, budget, finance, information, technology, telecommunications, administration and security.
Ms. Malcorra was born in 1954 and graduated as Engineer in Electronics from the University of Rosario in Argentina.
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