Our Team in Indonesia

Valerie

Valerie Julliand

UN
Resident Coordinator
 
Ms. Valerie Julliand is currently the UN Resident Coordinator (UN RC) for the Republic of Indonesia. She began her assignment in October 2020. Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Julliand served as the UN RC in Nepal since 2016. Prior to coming to Nepal, she held the position of Resident Coordinator/Resident Representative in Guatemala (2013-2016) and in the Dominican Republic (2009-2013).
Afke

Afke Bootsman

RCO
Head of the RCO, strategic planner and Sr. Coordination Officer
 
As the Head of the RCO, strategic planner and Sr. Coordination Officer, Afke provides overall strategic guidance to the RC and UN Country Team (UNCT) on UN support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda through the CCA and the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework. She leads the overall management of the RCO to ensure substantive and effective support to the RC/UNCT and initiates and coordinates external partnerships and joint resource mobilization efforts for the Cooperation Framework.
Anjali

Anjali Sen

UNFPA
Representative
Ms. Anjali Sen is an Indian national who brings 30 years of experience in the development and government sectors. Much of her time has been spent in championing and advocating the sexual and reproductive health rights of the poorest, most vulnerable, and marginalised communities. She holds a Master's Degree in History from the Jawaharlal Nehru University and a Bachelor Degree in History from Delhi University.
Ann Maymann

Ann Maymann

UNHCR
Representative
 
Ann Maymann has been working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees since 1996. She is currently serving as UNHCR Representative to Indonesia. Ms. Maymann is from Denmark and she has a Master Degree in International Development and French from Roskilde University, Denmark and a Master Degree in Law of Armed Conflict from University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Barlev Nico Marhehe

Barlev Nico Marhehe

UNEP
Programme Management Officer
 
Mr. Barlev Nico Marhehe joined UN Environment early 2019. He has over 15 years of experience in development organizations, specializing in country programming and government relationships. He was educated as an Economist and holds master’s degrees, in Development Economics from Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherland and in Quantitative Social Science from Catholic University of Brussel, Belgium, as well as BA in Economics from University of Indonesia.
Bruno Dercon

Bruno Dercon

UN-Habitat
Senior Human Settlements Officer
 
Bruno Dercon is a Senior Human Settlements Officer at the UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Fukuoka, Japan. His first assignment in Indonesia was in 1986 and he has since worked in Jakarta, Bandung, Pekanbaru, Banda Aceh and Kupang, in academic, private sector and UN roles. In 2005, Mr. Dercon joined UN-Habitat as the housing policy adviser for the reconstruction in Aceh after the Tsunami and supported the Indonesia programmes of UN-Habitat also afterwards.
Christa Rader

Christa Rader

WFP
Representative
 
Christa Räder is a socio-economist and agricultural economist. She holds a Ph.D. in Socio-economics of Rural Development from the University of Göttingen/Germany for which she conducted extensive field research on rural household economy in Bangladesh. She has worked for the World Food Programme (WFP) for almost 28 years in South Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East and West Africa, and in WFP Headquarters in Rome. Since 2005, she has been WFP Representative and Country Director in Lao PDR, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh and since July 2019 in Indonesia.
Collie Fitzgerald Brown

Collie Fitzgerald Brown

UNODC
Country Director
 
Collie F. Brown is the Country Manager for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Indonesia and Liaison to ASEAN. Prior to this assignment, he was the Advisor for Criminal Justice in UNODC Pakistan where he managed a portfolio of support to the Federal and provincial governments of Pakistan in the areas of law enforcement, prosecution, prisons and anti-corruption. Prior to joining UNODC, he worked in the United States where he provided technical assistance to these jurisdictions to improve their continuum of criminal justice responses to crime.
Cynthia

Cynthia Veliko

OHCHR
Regional Representative
 
Ms. Cynthia Veliko has worked across the UN system since 1999. She has served with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) since March 2006 as Human Rights Advisor in three countries - Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and was appointed in August 2017 as Regional Representative to OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia. Ms. Veliko has worked on human rights issues in the context of development, armed conflict and natural disasters.
Debora Comini

Debora Comini

UNICEF
Representative
 
Debora Comini has been the UNICEF Representative in Indonesia since October 2018. She started her UNICEF career in 1991 in UNICEF Headquarter, New York, and has held several senior positions including UNICEF Representative in Cambodia, UNICEF Deputy Regional Director for Latin America & Caribbean, UNICEF Representative in Nicaragua, UNICEF Representative in North Macedonia, UNICEF Representative in Venezuela, and Regional Chief of Planning for Latin America & Caribbean.
Esam Odeh Saoud Alqararah

Esam Odeh Saoud Alqararah

UNIDO
Representative
 
Esam Alqararah has more than 30 years working in Economic Development. He has been working for UNIDO since 2005. Before his current assignment as UNIDO Representative to Indonesia and Timor-Leste, he served as UNIDO Representative in Pakistan during the period 2014-2017, and as UNIDO Country Representative in Jordan for the period 2005-2013. Mr. Alqararah holds a master degree in Business Administration and B,Sc in Agriculture from University of Jordan.
Hernan Longo

Hernan Longo

UN
Regional Programme Coordination Officer
 
Hernan Longo is a Regional Programme Coordination Officer with the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT). Prior to his appointment at UNOCT in June 2019, he served as a Terrorism Prevention Officer with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (2013-2019) and Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (2009-2013). Before joining the United Nations, he served in various capacities within the criminal justice system in his home country for 17 consecutive years. He is a Lawyer with a post-graduate degree in Criminal Law.
Ivan Cossio Cortez

Ivan Cossio Cortez

IFAD
Representative
 
Head of the IFAD South East Asia and the Pacific Sub-regional Hub, and Country Representative to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia since 2019. Before moving to Indonesia was the Chief of the IFAD Quality Assurance Group (2015-2019), responsible for the quality assessment, at design stage, of all IFAD Country Strategies and projects globally. Between 2007 and 2015 was the IFAD Country Director for Brazil, Mexico and Cuba. Before moving to IFAD had worked in FAO (2000-2007) as Chief Technical Advisor on Programme Evaluation and Policy Analysis in Mexico, leading agricultural policy analysis and independent evaluation of most governmental programmes on agriculture and rural development.

Previous to joining the United Nations System was Secretary of Rural Development of the Government of Bolivia (1993-1996); Director of the Support Program for Food Security financed by the European Union (1996-1997); consultant in several Latin American countries (1997-2000); and had also worked in NGOs in support to small farmers economy, research on land tenure, and strengthening of rural financial services institutions.
Jamshed Kazi

Jamshed Kazi

UN Women
Representative
 
Jamshed Kazi possesses over 20 years of diverse field and senior management experience in the fields of democratic governance, programme management, inter-agency coordination, human rights, women’s empowerment and environmental policy with several UN agencies and the NGO sector. A national of Bangladesh, Jamshed holds Masters degrees on Public Administration; Development Studies; and Environmental Assessment and Evaluation, respectively, from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Johanna Aleida Maria Jonkhart

Johanna Aleida Maria Jonkhart

UNOPS
Country Office Manager
 
Ms. Johanna Aleida Maria Jonkhart (Jolanda), a Dutch national, having worked in Asia region for more than two decades is still equally enthused to serve the region and has recently joined UNOPS AR THOH Indonesia on 5th September 2018. She has fifteen years of rich experience in a development sector – majority of which are in the areas of fund management, programme management and regional development planning.
Joseph Katuramu

Joseph Katuramu

UNDSS
Chief Security Adviser
 
Mr. Joseph Katuramu is currently the UN Chief Security Advisor Indonesia since October 2019. Before that Joseph was UN Chief Security Advisor(ai) for Pakistan (2017-2019). Joseph also worked as a Senior Operations officer for DSS Kenya/Eritrea, Security Advisor Swaziland, and Eritrea as well as Filed Security officer for Mogadishu, Somalia and Field Security Coordination Officer, Sri-Lanka. Joseph has A master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict studies and BA in Political Science and Public Administration.
Tina

Krittayawan Tina Boonto

UNAIDS
Country director
Tina has over 20 years’ experience working in the field of development and health.
She started her career with the UN in Bangkok at the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in 1994. Tina joined UNAIDS in Geneva in 1998, where she engaged in policy development and designed programmes to support HIV responses at the country level. She also served as Special Assistant to the Executive Director from 2003-2005. She then moved to Indonesia as Programme Coordination Adviser (2005-2010) where she provided technical support to the Ministry of Health, the National AIDS Commission and civil society organizations and enabled Indonesia to access financial resources for HIV from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

As the Senior Investment and Efficiency Adviser with UNAIDS Country Office in Myanmar (2010-2017), Tina together with key partners and the Ministry of Health and Sports, succeeded in developing a new generation National Strategic Plan for HIV with significant cost savings. She also coordinated proposal development and resource mobilization processes and engaged in integrating HIV in Myanmar's Universal Health Access Vision 2030. Tina has been Country Director of Indonesia since 2017. She spent 2020 in Geneva leading the development of the Global AIDS Strategy 2021-2026, End Inequalities, End AIDS, which uses an inequalities lens to close the gaps preventing progress to end AIDS and sets out bold new targets and polices to be reached by 2025 to propel new energy and commitment to ending AIDS. The UNAIDS Secretariat and its 11 Cosponsors worked to develop the new strategy, which received inputs from more than 10,000 stakeholders from 160 countries.

Tina has a Master’s Degree in Management. A dual citizen of Thailand and USA, she has lived in the US, Thailand, India, Canada, Switzerland, Indonesia and Myanmar. She is multilingual with fluency in English, Thai, Indonesian and conversational skills in French and Burmese. Tina is married and has one daughter.
Louis Hoffmann

Louis Hoffmann

IOM
Representative a.i.
 
Mr. Louis Hoffmann is the Chief of Mission for IOM Indonesia since 2019. Previously, Mr. Hoffmann was Head of the Transition and Recovery Division within the Department of Operations and Emergencies at IOM Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Hoffmann is a graduate of Georgetown University, and joined IOM with a background in the screening and resettlement of refugees from Southeast Asia.
Mark

Mark Harris

UNDPPA
Liaison Officer to ASEAN
 
Mark Harris, UN (DPA) Liaison Officer to ASEAN, Jakarta, has been deployed to Jakarta, the seat of ASEAN, as the first UN Liaison to ASEAN since October 2014. From 2012-2014, Mr. Harris worked was recruited by DPA to work regional issues, including ASEAN, at the UN Regional Centre in Bangkok. He has a Master of Arts degree in Politics, Government and HIstory from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
Michiko

Michiko Miyamoto

ILO
Country Director
 
Ms. Miyamoto is currently the Country Director for ILO activities for Indonesia and Timor-Leste since March 2017. She has worked in the field of international development over 20 years. Prior to joining the ILO Office in Indonesia, she worked at the ILO Headquarters and the Regional Office for Asia Pacific. Holds Master of Public Administration and Master of Art, Public and International Affairs from University of Pittsburg.
Mohamed Djelid

Mohamed Djelid

UNESCO
Director of UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Representative to Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste
 
Mr Mohamed Djelid (Canada) has officially taken up the position of Director of the Regional Bureau for Sciences in Asia and the Pacific in Jakarta, Indonesia, and UNESCO Representative to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste since 1 July 2021. Prior to his post in Jakarta, he served as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Strategic Planning (BSP) at Headquarters since October 2016. Mr Djelid holds a postgraduate diploma in commerce (1983) from the Algiers Institute of Commerce (Algeria) and a master's degree in business administration (1986) from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). Before joining UNESCO, Mohamed Djelid worked in the private sector in Montreal (Canada), implementing international projects in developing countries and countries in transition. In 2001, Mohamed Djelid joined UNESCO's Division of Educational Policies and Strategies as Programme Manager. In 2004, he became Head of the UNESCO Office in Bujumbura (Burundi) and UNESCO Representative to Burundi. He was also responsible for supervising the activities of the Programme for Emergency Education and Reconstruction in Nairobi (Kenya). In 2005, he became Director of the UNESCO Office in Iraq and UNESCO Representative to that country. Under his supervision, UNESCO supported the project to restore the Al-Askari Shrine in Samara (Iraq). In 2012, he was appointed Director of the UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Nairobi (Kenya) and UNESCO Representative to Kenya, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia and Uganda.
Navaratnasamy Paranietharan

Navaratnasamy Paranietharan

WHO
Representative
 
Dr N. Paranietharan arrived in Indonesia in January 2018, bringing with him notable achievements in health systems strengthening, health sector coordination, and technical assistance to governments and development partners from throughout his career. Before joining the WHO Indonesia office, Dr Paranie was the WHO Representative to Bangladesh where he played a vital part in scaling up the health sector response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. Dr Paranie is a Medical Doctor from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Norimasa Shimomura

Norimasa Shimomura

UNDP
Resident Representative
 
Mr. Norimasa Shimomura has started as UNDP Resident Representative in Indonesia on 1 October 2020. He has more than 25 years of experience at the United Nations, promoting sustainable human development in many countries. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Kazakhstan in 2015-2020. He holds Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in the City of New York, and B.A. from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.
Rajendra Aryal

Rajendra Aryal

FAO
Representative
 
Rajendra Aryal is appointed as FAO Representative in Indonesia in mid-August 2021. Prior to his current appointment, he was FAO Representative in Afghanistan since September 2018; and he was the Senior Programme Advisor for Resilience Building in FAO Emergency Operations Division in Rome, Italy from 2015 to September 2018. Since mid-March 2003, he has held various positions within the Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations (FAO), such as senior programme advisor for global Food Security Cluster (gFSC) in Italy; Senior Resilience Manager for Eastern Europe in Serbia; Deputy Representative in South Sudan; Senior Resilience Coordinator in Pakistan; Senior Regional Recovery Coordinator for Asia in Thailand; Representative a.i., in Sri Lanka and Maldives; Senior Rehabilitation and Recovery Coordinator in Indonesia; Recovery Coordinator in Bangladesh, and Area Manager in Afghanistan. Mr. Aryal also worked as Programme Officer with UNCDF/UNDP and GIZ International Services. He has nearly 26 years of work experience that also includes his experience with public and private sectors. He holds a Master’s degree in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering from Leibnitz University, Hannover, Germany, and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India.
Syed Ismail Shah

Syed Ismail Shah

ITU
Area Representative
 
Dr. S. Ismail Shah is the ITU Area Representative and Head of ITU office for South East Asia and Timor-Leste. Holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He is a registered professional Engineer and is also a Senior Member of IEEE, USA and Member of the Institute of Electronics Information and Communication Engineers, Japan and has more than 100 technical publications.
Victoria Saiz-Omenaca

Victoria Saiz-Omenaca

OCHA
Head of Office
 
Victoria Saiz-Omenaca is currently Head of the OCHA Indonesia Office from July 2019, which is also the primary liaison point in OCHA for engagement with the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Ms. Saiz-Omenaca has been with OCHA for twenty years. Prior to OCHA she worked for the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support. Holds Bachelor's degrees in Political and Public Administration and in Sociology, and a Master's degree in Sociology.