Panos Moumtzis, the newly appointed Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, assumed his post in September 2017. Mr. Moumtzis brings with him extensive experience organizing the international community’s response to humanitarian emergencies worldwide at the strategic, political, policy, and field levels.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Moumtzis served as UNHCR Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Syria Crisis (2012-2013), the Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya (2011), the Head of UNHCR Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization (2009-2010), and the Country Director for UNRWA in Damascus (2006-2009). Additionally, he has held senior humanitarian positions in the United States, Rwanda, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Iraq, and Kenya.
Most recently, Mr. Moumtzis was Director of the Senior Transformative Agenda Implementation Team (STRAIT), IASC, in Geneva (2014-2017).
Mr. Moumtzis holds a B.A. in Political Science from Athens University Law School and an MA in Middle East Politics from Exeter University in the UK. He speaks Greek, Arabic, English, and French. Mr. Moumtzis is married and has three children.