Administrative unit - Team

Mohammad Taufiq

Finance & Administrative Officer. Chief of unit 

Mohammad heads Finance & Administration. He joined his new assignment effective February 2011 and has a Master's in Business Administration with emphasis on Project Management and Bachelors in Economics. He brings with him 30 years of professional work experience, 18 years with UNESCO. He played a key role in the establishment of UNESCO Office Islamabad when it shifted from an independent office to the UN Common House, where he worked from 1993 to 2003. He has extensively worked on the One UN Programme in Pakistan and Iran. He chaired various Task Forces which were part of the Operations Management Team reporting to the SMT. He was transferred to UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office in 2003, with as main responsibility the establishment of the office from scratch, as it was re-opened after closure for a number of years.
Tel : +39 041 260 15 11
Fax : + 39 041 528 99 95
Contact : m.taufiq(at)

Benedetta Colasanti

Administrative Assistant

Benedetta has a Degree and a Master’s Degree in Political Sciences. She gained a working experience in a firm of chartered accountants. In 2000, she joined UNESCO Venice Office as an individual intern. In 2001, she was integrated in the Administrative Unit and, since 2005, she is the focal point for contracts and meetings.
Tel : +39 041 260 15 18
Fax : +39 041 528 99 95
Contact : b.colasanti(at)

Claudio Vincenzi

Building Administrator

Claudio has a Degree in Economic Science with a specialization in Business Administration and Operational Research. In 2005, he joined UNESCO. His main duties are to coordinate, organize and supervise the general functioning of UNESCO Venice Office’s premises at Palazzo Zorzi, managing the services for the building’s maintenance and functioning. He also provides administrative assistance in the field of travel management.
Tel : +39-041-2601542
Fax : +39-041-5289995
Contact : c.vincenzi(at)

Gianni Torre

Systems Administrator

Gianni is an Information and Communication Technology Technician with an experience in server/client Microsoft operating systems and in the management of networks and information/communication devices. In 2008, he joined UNESCO Venice Office and is part of the Administrative Unit.
Tel : +39 041 260 15 14
Fax : +39 041 528 99 95
Contact : g.torre(at)

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