United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Edmond Mulet of Guatemala as his Chef de Cabinet and Patrick Carey of Ireland as his Deputy Chef de Cabinet ad interim.
The Secretary-General reiterates his deepest gratitude to outgoing Chef de Cabinet, Susana Malcorra of Argentina, for her tireless support, outstanding leadership and admirable dedication. Her commitment, integrity and diligence inspired and shaped the United Nations, leading by example while setting standards at the highest level.
Mr. Mulet has been Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations since 2007, with a term from 2010 to 2011 as Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). He served previously as Special Representative and Head of MINUSTAH, from 2006 to 2007, prior to which, he was a diplomat, having been posted as Ambassador to the European Union and the United States. He was a member of Guatemala’s National Congress for some 12 years, including one term as its President.
Born in 1951, Mr. Mulet was educated in Guatemala, Canada, the United States and Switzerland. In addition to his public service, he worked for many years as a journalist and as a legal counsellor in public institutions and the private sector.
Mr. Carey is presently Director of Office in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, a function he has exercised since 2012. Mr. Carey previously held a series of progressively responsible positions, including as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, Deputy Director of Mission Support in the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and Executive Officer for the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support. He also served in other peacekeeping missions. Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Carey served 14 years as an officer in the Irish Defence Forces, including two tours of duty with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
Born in 1961, Mr. Carey completed a master’s in business studies from University College Dublin and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University College Galway, Ireland.