Secretary-General appoints Gina Casar of Mexico as Assistant Secretary-General of the World Food Programme

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General QU Dongyu announced on 23 September 2020 the appointment of Gina Casar of Mexico as Senior Advisor at WFP, at the Assistant Secretary-General level.

Ms. Casar has extensive experience, having previously served as Associate Administrator in the United Nations Development Programme, Assistant Secretary-General and Controller in the United Nations Secretariat, and Assistant Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer for WFP.  Her experience also includes senior public sector positions in Mexico.

In her new assignment, Ms. Casar will be working as a Senior Advisor for Workplace Culture, where she will oversee WFP’s efforts to strengthen its people management through the leadership of related divisions.

She holds a degree in Public Accounting as well as a Master of Business Administration from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo of Mexico.

New York, 23 September 2020