Jens Wandel was appointed by the UN Secretary-General's Office as UNOPS Executive Director (ad interim) on 9 May 2022. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wandel was the UN Secretary-General Designate for the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Reforms. Mr. Wandel has extensive experience working with international organizations with a focus on management, adaptive change and sustainable development. Mr. Wandel has previously served as Director of the UN Development Programme Bureau for Management Services. A Danish national, he holds a master’s degree in political science and government from Aarhus University in Denmark.