Annika Savill, Executive Head

Annika Savill joined UNDEF in 2008. Before being appointed Executive Head, she served as Deputy Head and was extensively involved in policy, management, negotiation and selection of projects, including in advancing UNDEF's presence in challenging political environments. Before joining UNDEF, Annika Savill served in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General from 1997 to 2008, working under Ban Ki-moon and Kofi A. Annan as the Secretary-General's speechwriter and a senior member of his communications team. She has written about democratic processes in a number of societies in transition. Prior to joining the United Nations, she had a 15-year career as a journalist, serving with the Associated Press, Reuters and The Independent, where she was a founder member and Diplomatic Editor. She is the winner of two UN 21 Awards for organizational innovation.

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