17 January 2013

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Biographical Note

Secretary-General Appoints Carl Alexandre of United States Deputy Special


Representative for United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Carl Alexandre of the United States as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

He replaces Kevin Kennedy, who served in that position from April 2010 until December 2012.  The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Kennedy’s dedicated service and his important contribution to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

With Mr. Alexandre expected to take up his functions on 1 March, the Secretary-General appointed Ross Mountain of New Zealand in the interim, to serve in the position effective from 14 January.  Mr. Mountain was Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo from between 2004 and to 2009.

Mr. Alexandre is a career member of the Senior Executive Service of the United States Government since 2001, and brings to his new position extensive managerial and leadership experience in the fields of international development and the rule of law.  He is currently the Director of the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training in the United States Department of Justice, where he oversees the development and implementation of security sector and rule-of-law initiatives worldwide.  He also served his Government as Senior Resident Legal Adviser in Haiti from November 1994 to June 1997.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in government and public administration from the City University of New York and a Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Mr. Alexandre is married and has two children.

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