OCHA's Senior Management

Senior Leadership Team


Rashid Khalikov
Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia

Rashid Khalikov oversees OCHA’s efforts to forge new alliances with governments and partners of GCC and Central Asia countries. He oversees emergency response tools and partnerships.  Full bio>>

Gwi-Yeop Son
Director, Corporate Programmes

Gwi-Yeop Son is the Director of the Division for Corporate Programmes. She oversees OCHA’s administration and its work on communications, information services and policy development, and its management of the Central Emergency Response Fund.  Full bio>>


John Ging
Director, Coordination and Response Division (CRD)

John Ging is OCHA’s Operations Director. He oversees the day-to-day management of all OCHA field operations worldwide and on behalf of the Emergency Relief Coordinator. He is the daily focal point for supporting Humanitarian Coordinators. Mr. Ging is the lead adviser to the Under-Secretary-General on operational decision-making.  Full bio>>

Rudolph Müller
Director, OCHA Geneva and Chief, Emergency Services Section (ESB) 

As Chief of the Emergency Services Branch, Rudolf Müller manages OCHA’s emergency tool and services. As Director of OCHA Geneva, he manages the Office, including strengthening collaboration with UNISDR and with Geneva-based humanitarian partners.  Full bio>>


Senior Management Team

Yasser Baki
Chief of Staff, Office of the USG/ERC

Yasser Baki is Chief of Staff to the Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General of OCHA.  Full bio>>

Mark Dalton
Chief, Information Services Branch (ISB)

Mark Dalton is Chief of the Information Services Branch, which provides information services for OCHA staff and humanitarian partners globally. Full bio>>


Lisa Doughten
Chief, CERF Secretariat

Lisa Doughten is the Chief of the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) secretariat, which manages the global fund that provides essential resources to humanitarian operations world-wide. Full bio>>

Barnaby Jones
Executive Officer, Administrative Services Branch (ASB)

As head of the Administrative Service Branch (ASB) in New York and Geneva, he is responsible for directing and overseeing the provision of OCHA administrative services in headquarters and the field. He also provides strategic advice to senior management on budgeting, finance, procurement, human resources, general administration and strategic ASB corporate operations. Full bio>>

Amanda Pitt
Chief, Strategic Communications Branch (SCB)

Amanda Pitt oversees OCHA's work in global news, public advocacy, crisis communications, reporting, visualization and analysis, and other tools, guidance and services for clients in the field and HQ. Full bio>>

Hansjoerg Strohmeyer
Chief, Policy Development and Studies Branch

Hansjoerg Strohmeyer joined OCHA in December 1998. He has been the Chief of OCHA’s Policy Development and Studies Branch since 2007. In this capacity, he also served as Secretary of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Crisis in 2008.  Full bio>>




Marcy Vigoda
Chief, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Branch

Marcy Vigoda leads the development of OCHA's partnership-and-inclusivity agenda, ensuring that all appropriate resources help to meet people’s needs in emergencies.  Full bio>>


Edem Wosornu
Chief, Strategic Planning, Evaluations and Guidance Section

Edem Wosornu  oversees the strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of OCHA’s work, and advises senior leadership on managing organizational risk.  Full bio >>


Andrew Wyllie
Chief, Programme Support Branch

Andrew Wyllie is Chief of the Programme Support Branch in OCHA Geneva. The branch facilitates and supports the development of policies, procedures, tools and technical guidance on the humanitarian programme cycle for the humanitarian community. Full bio>>