Mr. Ronald Jansen was appointed as Chief of the Trade Statistics Branch in the Statistics Division, DESA, effective 1 August 2010. In this new capacity, he is responsible for statistics of international trade in goods and services and tourism statistics. Before this appointment, Mr. Jansen was Chief of the Capacity Development Section in the Office of the Director, managing the technical cooperation activities of the Statistics Division since May 2008.
Mr. Jansen received all his formal education in the Netherlands studying Statistics and Psychology at the University of Groningen, where he graduated in 1984. Thereafter, he taught Statistics and did his own research at the University of Nijmegen, obtaining a PhD in mathematical modeling of human information processing. In June 1990 he joined the Statistics Division, where he worked for many years in the area of international trade statistics, of which 6 years in Geneva.
The following staff members were promoted in August:
Wai Min Kwok, Information Management Officer, Division for Public Administration and Development Management
Olivier Munyaneza, Economic Affairs Officer, Financing for Development office
Anna Marquinez, Research Assistant, Financing for Development office
Sawitri Gismar, Team Assistant, Capacity Development Office
The following staff member retired in August:
Vladimir Drjuchin, Chief of Section, Statistics Division