Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the Staff College’s governing body that approves its overall work programme and budget. The UNSSC Board considers ways and means of enhancing the financial resources of the Staff College, evaluates its activities and provides recommendations for its future strategic direction.

Members of the UNSSC Board

Members of the Board are selected among senior officials of the High-level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) and the High-level Committee on Management (HLCM), in line with the inter-agency nature of the Staff College. Board Members act as “ambassadors” for the College by promoting its work in inter-agency gatherings and throughout the UN system.

Board Members are appointed by the Secretary-General to serve in their personal capacity for a two-year term.

Current Membership


  • Mr. Edmond Mulet Chef de Cabinet, EOSG

Members (alphabetical order):

  • Mr. Shambhu Acharya, Director, Department of Country Cooperation and Collaboration with the UN System, Office of the Director-General, WHO
  • Ms. Janice Dunn Lee, Deputy Director-General and Head of the Department of Management, IAEA  
  • Mr. Getachew Engida, Deputy Director-General, UNESCO
  • Mr. Tegegnework Gettu, Associate Administrator, UNDP
  • Mr. Navid Hanif, Director Office of ECOSOC Support and Coordination, UNDESA          
  • Mr. Manoj Juneja, Assistant Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, WFP            
  • Mr. Olav Kjørven, Director of the Public Partnerships Division, UNICEF
  • Ms. Carole Wainaina, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management, OHRM

Ex-officio Members:

  • Mr. Jafar Javan, Director, UNSSC
  • Mr. Nikhil Seth, Executive Director, UNITAR         
  • Ms. Simona Petrova, Acting Secretary and Director of the CEB