Meet the team - Europe

Team members in the Europe Region.

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Head of UNEP’s Central Asia Office

Ms. Aidai Kurmanova started her assignment as the Head of UNEP’s Central Asia Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 2 February 2019.  Ms Kurmanova brings 21 years of developing country experience, including her recent five-year position as the First Deputy Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic. Her main areas of expertise include sustainable economic development…

Consultant - Mountain governance and climate change adaptation expert, Vienna office

Ansgar supports the mountain team of the Vienna Office in the area of mountain governance, climate change adaptation and sustainable mountain development. Primarily, he works on the implementation of the SDC-funded programme Adaptation at Altitude: Taking Action in Mountains that aims to strengthen and mainstream climate change adaptation in mountain regions.…

Director, Europe Office

A diplomat from Belgium, Bruno Pozzi brings 20 years of experience in high-level diplomacy and politics, across three different continents and in various political and economic roles. He is a strong advocate of multilateralism and of the need to put environment at the centre of political action. Prior to joining UN Environment, Bruno was appointed in 2015 as the…

Programme Management Officer - Chemicals and Waste

Cyrille manages the Chemicals and Waste portfolio at the UNEP Europe Office. Cyrille brings more than 23 years of experience and expertise in the field of environmental health, occupational health, ecotoxicology, chemical safety, community health, sustainable development and poison control and programme coordination to the role. “As an environmental toxicologist…

Coordinator of the Geneva Environment Network

Diana Rizzolio is the Coordinator of the Geneva Environment Network (GEN), a cooperative partnership of over 75 environment and sustainable development organizations based in the International Environment House and elsewhere in the Geneva area. The UN Environment Programme-led GEN Secretariat actively promotes increased cooperation and networking between its…

Programme Management Officer

Ersin has twenty years of experience in development planning, strategic management planning, project cycle management, project evaluation, capital budgeting and international negotiations.  Ersin has been with the United Nations Environment Programme for over seven years. As a Task Manager, he is responsible for developing projects together with internal and…

Finance and Budget Assistant

George is a Kenyan national with over seven years of experience in finance, budgeting, project management and administrative work from both the private sector and UN Secretariat. He worked with private sector companies and UNEP corporate services in Nairobi before supporting the organisation’s Economy Division and now the Europe Office from Geneva. He has a…

Consultant: Environmental Policy Expert - Vienna Office

Jessica supports flagship projects dealing with sustainable mountain development and having a strong focus on ecosystem management and earth observation. She provides scientific background related to ecosystem service assessment and Green Infrastructure, which was her main research topic, after completing her studies in Conservation Biology & Biodiversity…

Associate Programme Management Officer

Maarten has a background in wildlife and landscape ecology. He has been active for over 15 years in both conservation biology research and applied conservation settings. He worked on landscape ecology and connectivity modelling in Belgium before joining the Ya'axché Conservation Trust in Belize, Central America. There, he helped develop a biodiversity research…

With cacao beans drying at the Finca Amistad plantation, Costa Rica

Information Assistant

Mark studied languages and politics before specialising in environmental policy at the College of Europe. He has worked as a journalist on food politics in Brussels, as an advocate for renewable energy for the Climate Parliament NGO and in microfinance. Mark now works for the UN Environment Programme's communication team for Europe. On a typical day he may…