Yasser Baki

Yasser Baki joined OCHA in 2015 as Chief of the Office of the Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General.

Yasser previously worked for the UK’s Department for International Development in a variety of roles, including in the Private Office of the DFID Secretary of State on two separate occasions (2006-07 & 2010-11). Between 2011 and 2015, Yasser was posted to the United Kingdom's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York to lead a team responsible for humanitarian affairs, human rights and post-conflict peacebuilding.

Prior to that, in 2011, Yasser served as Deputy Head of DFID's Libya Crisis Unit during the conflict, and in 2008 he was part of DFID's humanitarian crisis team for Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. Yasser also worked on DFID’s Iraq desk in 2005-06, and was part of national government capacity-building projects in Iraq (2004-05) and Afghanistan (2009).

Yasser holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He also received a BA in Social and Political Sciences and an MPhil in European Studies from the University of Cambridge.