|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
Secretary-General Appoints Franz Baumann of Germany
as Umoja Senior Deployment Coordinator, New York
Having served since 2009 as Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Conference Management (DGACM), Mr. Baumann brings to this position extensive results-based management experience within the United Nations. He has been a strong advocate for reform and business transformation using new and improved management and technological tools.
Mr. Baumann previously served as Acting Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Deputy Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) as well as Director for Management of UNOV/UNODC, with additional responsibilities in 2008 of heading the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.
He has held several senior positions in the Organization, including as Senior Officer in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General involved with management reforms as well as Executive Officer of DGACM and of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
Mr. Baumann started his professional career in the European Parliament in Luxembourg and held various progressively responsible positions in the European Commission in Brussels and in Siemens, Munich, before beginning his United Nations career in 1980 as a Junior Professional Officer for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Nigeria.
Mr. Baumann holds degrees in public administration from the University of Konstanz and a Doctor of Philosophy in political science from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Born in Schramberg, Germany, in 1953, he is married and has a daughter.
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* This supersedes Press Release SG/A/1184-BIO/4082 of 14 May 2009.