New York

19 March 2019

Ms. Ute Maria Klamert of Germany - Assistant Executive Director of the World Food Programme

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva announced today the appointment of Ute Maria Klamert of Germany as Assistant Executive Director, Partnerships and Governance, of the WFP, at the Assistant Secretary-General level.
Ms. Klamert succeeds Elisabeth Rasmusson of Norway, who retired last year after more than five years as Assistant Executive Director and more than 20 years in the humanitarian sector.  The Secretary-General, Executive Director of WFP and Director-General of FAO are deeply grateful for her dedicated service and distinguished United Nations career.
Ms. Klamert has worked for 27 years for the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), both in the field and at headquarters.  She has deep experience at the nexus of development and humanitarian affairs and a track record of network-building and resource mobilisation. 
She holds a law degree from the University of Regensburg.