Manoj Juneja became Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Executive Director for Resource Management at the World Food Programme in January 2013. The appointment follows a career spanning five years in the private sector and twenty five years in the United Nations system. Prior to joining WFP, Mr Juneja served in 2011-12 as Deputy Director-General for Operations at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and in 2003-04 as Executive Director, Support Services and Treasurer and Financial Comptroller at the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Mr Juneja’s tenure at FAO began in 1987, and between 1997 and 2002 he led FAO’s Programme and Budget service. In January 2003, he was appointed to the post of Executive Director, Support Services and Treasurer and Financial Comptroller at the ILO, on secondment from FAO. He returned to FAO in September 2004, as Special Adviser, Technical Cooperation. From January 2005 he headed the Office of Programme, Budget and Evaluation and from January 2008 he served as Assistant Director-General, Corporate Services, Human Resources and Finance Department. From these positions, he also fulfilled a key leadership role in FAO’s reforms following the Independent External Evaluation. On 1 July 2011, Mr Juneja became Deputy Director-General for Operations.
Mr Juneja’s professional career started as a business consultant and senior auditor at Arthur Andersen’s London office between 1981 and 1987, where he performed statutory audits and financial consulting for public limited companies, and carried out privatization studies for the UK government.
An Indian national, Mr Juneja holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and has attained several academic distinctions including an Order of Merit of the ICAEW. He has taught at the LSE, Boston University and University of Geneva. He is married with two children.