The UN Secretary-General has appointed Françoise Jacob of France as the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia, with the host government’s approval.
Ms Jacob brings 24 years of experience in humanitarian and development work, including 10 years of service to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Asia/Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa.
For the past two years, she has served as UNOPS representative to the EU institutions in Brussels.
Prior to that, she was the UNOPS director for South Asia (2011-2017). She held management positions with UNOPS, UNRWA, ECHO(EU), NGOs and the private sector in Afghanistan, the Middle East, East Timor, Sudan, Montenegro, Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
She holds a Master of Business Administration from ESSEC, in Paris.