18 April 2013
Secretary-General
SG/A/1400
BIO/4461
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Biographical Note


Secretary-General Appoints Stefan Feller of Germany as United Nations


Police Adviser in Department of Peacekeeping Operations

 


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Stefan Feller of Germany as the new United Nations Police Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.


Mr. Feller succeeds the outgoing Police Adviser, Ann-Marie Orler of Sweden.  The Secretary-General appreciates Ms. Orler’s dedication, professionalism and leadership while serving in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.


Mr. Feller has more than 36 years of professional experience in national and international policing, in particular strategic planning, operations and policy development.  He served in the State Police of North-Rhine Westphalia for more than 21 years, where he rose to the rank of Director of Operations.  Since 2000, Mr. Feller has pursued an international career in peacekeeping.  Among other posts, he was the Police Commissioner in the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, the Head of the Police Unit in the Council of the European Union, and from 2008 to 2012, the Head of the European Union Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Mr. Feller studied at the College of Public Administration of North-Rhine Westphalia and completed a senior degree in public administration at the German Federal Police Academy.


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