Antoine Gerard appointed new Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit
Mr Antoine Gerard, a longstanding staff member of the UN’s humanitarian aid coordination body, OCHA, was named as the new head of the World Humanitarian Summit’s secretariat. The announcement, made by OCHA head Stephen O’Brien, follows the resignation of Jemilah Mahmood in August. Mr Gerard began working for OCHA in Burundi in 2002 before taking senior posts in Zimbabwe, Sudan, and in the West Africa regional office. He previously worked for many years with Médecins Sans Frontières.