UNMHA Deputy Head of Mission assumes duty
UNMHA welcomes its recently appointed Deputy Head of Mission Ms. Vivian van de Perre of the Netherlands.
Ms. van de Perre brings a wealth of experience from UN field missions and Headquarters. She joins UNMHA from the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) where she served as Chief of Staff. Prior to her role at MINUSCA, Ms. van de Perre was the Director of the Field Operations Finance Division, Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance at United Nations Headquarters. She has also held senior positions, including as Mission Chief of Staff for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) (2017), Head of Office for the Special Envoy for Burundi (2016-2017), Executive Officer for the then Department of Political Affairs (2013-2016) and Principal Officer in the Secretary-General’s Change Implementation Team (2012-2013). From 1985-1998, Ms. Van de Perre served in the Royal Dutch Army, including as a seconded military officer in the then Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, USA and an undergraduate degree from the Dutch Royal Military Academy in the Netherlands.
Ms. van de Perre succeeds Ms. Daniela Kroslak of Germany.