Senior Management Team (SMT)

Ms. Audrey Azoulay

DG

Director-General

Mr Xing Qu  

DDG

Deputy Director-General

Mr Edouard Matoko

ADG/PAX

Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relations

Ms Stefania Giannini 

ADG/ED

Assistant Director-General for Education

Mr Moez Chakchouk

ADG/CI 

Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information 

Ms Flavia Schlegel

ADG/SC

Assistant Director-General for the Natural Sciences

Mr Vladimir Ryabinin

ADG/IOC

Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Ms Nada Al-Nashif

ADG/SHS

Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences

Mr Ernesto Renato Ottone Ramirez

ADG/CLT 

Assistant Director-General for Culture

Mr Nicholas Jeffreys

ADG/ADM

Assistant Director-General for Administration and Management

Mr Nicolas Kassianides

DIR/CAB

Chief of Staff, Office of the Director General

Ms Sanye Gülser Corat

DIR/ODG/GE

Director of the Division for Gender Equality in the Office of the Director-General

Ms Nutan Wozencroft

DIR/BFM

Chief Financial Officer in the Bureau of Financial Management

Mr Jean-Yves Le Saux

DIR/BSP

Director of the Bureau of Strategic Planning

Mr Hong Kwon  

DIR/HRM

Director of the Bureau of Human Resources Management

Ms Susanne Frueh 

DIR/IOS

Director of the Internal Oversight Service

Mr Guillermo Trasancos 

DIR/LA a.i.

Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs a.i.

Ms Karima Bekri-Lisner

DIR/GBS

Director of the Governing Bodies Secretariat and Secretary of the Executive Board and of the General Conference

Mr Vincent Defourny

DIR/DPI

Director of the Division of Public Information

Ms Ingrid Regien

CIO

Chief Information Officer

Mr Axel Plathe

DIR/FSC

Director of the Division of Field Support and Coordination (FSC) in the Office of the Director-General