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Deputy Executive Director, Programmes, UNICEF



Omar Abdi is the Deputy Executive Director for programmes at UNICEF. He oversees UNICEF’s global humanitarian and development programmes. Mr. Abdi has over 30 years of experience in international development and had held several leadership positions in UNICEF including as Country Representative in Pakistan, Ghana and Liberia, Regional Director in the Middle-East and North Africa, Comptroller and CFO, and Deputy Executive Director for Management, and Field Results. Mr. Abdi has a Ph.D. in development economics.