United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Shanelle Hall of the United States as Deputy Executive Director (Field Results) of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). She will succeed Omar Abdi, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful, and whom he has appointed Deputy Executive Director for Programmes at the Fund.
Ms. Hall brings a wealth of experience of UNICEF’s global supply activities and a deep understanding of its emergencies and development work. She has a proven track record of effective leadership, consistently supporting country programmes to generate and sustain results for children. She has forged positive relationships with partners, such as Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Global Fund.
Currently UNICEF’s Director, Supply Division, Ms. Hall previously served the Fund in several positions, such as Deputy Director, Supply Division (2005-2006), Chief of Immunization, Supply Division (2002-2005). She led UNICEF’s Emergency, Contracting, Warehousing, Transport and Technical teams since joining its Supply Division in 1998. She led the transformation of the supply function in UNICEF, expanding it beyond service-delivery to being a strategic asset in humanitarian response and product innovation that influenced markets and strengthened supply chains with Governments. Before that, she had a distinguished career in the private sector.
Ms. Hall holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Industrial and Systems from the University of Southern California in the United States.