Our Team in North Macedonia

RC

Rossana Dudziak

RCO
UN Resident Coordinator in North Macedonia
Ms. Rossana Dudziak brings over twenty years of professional experience in international development. Prior to her latest appointment, she served at the UNDP headquarters in New York as Team Leader for Integrated Policy and Programme Support and as Team Leader for Crisis Prevention and Recovery for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Massimiliano Paolucci

Massimiliano Paolucci

World Bank
Country Manager for Kosovo and North Macedonia
 
 
 

Massimiliano Paolucci is an Italian national with more than twenty years of economic development experience. Before taking the current position, Paolucci was the World Bank Group Special Representative to the European Institutions, NATO, the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Afrodita Shalja

Afrodita Shalja-Plavjanska

UNFPA
Head of Office
 
Ms. Shalja-Plavjanska was appointed UNFPA Head of Office in 2019. She is a medical doctor and brings over 15 years of experience in managing USAID programs. Since 2013, she has managed UNFPA programs on sexual and reproductive health and youth in North Macedonia.
Bill Wood

Bill Wood

UNODC
Head of the UNODC Programme Office in North Macedonia and the Regional Serious Organized Crime Advisor for South East Europe
 

Bill joined UNODC in August 2019 following 12 years with the British National Crime Agency (NCA) most recently serving as their Liaison Officer based in Belgrade mandated for Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia Hercegovina and Croatia. Previously he had also served as Head of the UK Europol National Unit and the Chief of the NCA London desk focused on the Western Balkans.
Jihane Tawilah

Dr Jihane Tawilah

WHO
Head of Office
 

Dr. Jihane Tawilah is the WHO Representative to North Macedonia since August 2017. Before coming to North Macedonia, Dr. Tawilah served as WHO Representative in Djibouti, Sultanate of Oman, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Indonesia. Representing WHO at country level, she provides health policy advice to the national government, national and international partners.
Emil Krstanovski

Emil Krstanovski

ILO
National Coordinator
 

Mr. Krstanovski has been an ILO Coordinator for North Macedonia since 2009 and is responsible for the development and effective and efficient delivery of the Decent Work Agenda and successful design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ILO projects in the country.
Jacek Cukrowski

Jacek Cukrowski

UNIDO
Chief, UNIDO Regional Coordination Division for Europe and Central Asia
 
 
 

Previously, Jacek Cukrowski was a Head of the UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development, worked for the UNDP in the capacity of an Adviser on Millennium Development Goals and a leader of the Regional Center for Europe and the CIS. Prior to that, he worked in the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Poland and with the Economic Institute of Academy of Science of the Czech Republic.
Michela Telatin

Michela Telatin

UNOPS
Head of Office for North Macedonia
 
Michela brings a wealth of expertise in humanitarian affairs, conflict analysis and resolution, team management in insecure environments. Prior to UNOPS, she held various senior positions with the ICRC in conflict-affected countries in Africa, Latin American and Asia; the humanitarian policy and advocacy sectors in the UK and Canada, and in the financial sector in the City of London.
Monica Sandri

Monica Sandri

UNHCR
UNHCR Representative in North Macedonia
 
Ms. Monica Sandri has served with UNHCR for 21 years in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Chad, Eritrea, Venezuela, and the UNHCR Headquarters. Her previous experience includes working for OSCE and the international non-governmental sector. She has an academic background in political science, with a doctorate from the University of Florence.
Nabil Gangi

Nabil Gangi

FAO
Deputy Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia
 
Mr. Gangi has 20 years of experience with the United Nations in many different areas. He is responsible for advising and assisting the development and implementation of the FAO Country Programme in the Republic of North Macedonia by facilitating communication and cooperation between FAO and the Macedonian Government and all key national and international partners in the country.
Narine Sahakyan

Narine Sahakyan

UNDP
Representative
Ms. Sahakyan brings over 17 years of experience with UN system with increasing levels of responsibility from Project Coordinator to UNDP Resident Representative and additional 15 years of professional experience with the Government and the scientific research institutions, the local and international NGOs, the WB, USAID and other international organizations.
Olga Algayerova

Olga Algayerova

UNECE
Executive Secretary
 
 
 

Ms. Algayerova has been appointed as the Executive Secretary of UNECE in June 2017 and brings to the position a combination of leadership and diplomatic skills with deep knowledge of the region with its challenges and opportunities and a strong focus on building and nurturing partnerships among key stakeholders with the United Nations.

Patrizia Di Giovanni

Patrizia Di Giovanni

UNICEF
Representative
Patrizia Di Giovanni has served with UNICEF in Kenya, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, India and Philippines, before taking up her post as UNICEF Representative in North Macedonia. She brings over 25 years of experience working with partners to protect children from the harmful effects of poverty, adversity, and exclusion.
Sonja Bozinovska

Sonja Bozinovska Petrusevska

IOM
Head of Office
 

Ms. Bozinovska joined IOM in 1999 and has been working since in humanitarian emergencies, management of initiatives on migration management, including labour migration, border management, migrants’ assistance, policy, and research. She has also been a member of various inter-governmental working groups on migration.
Stephanie Eble

Stephanie Eble

IMF
IMF Regional Resident Representative for the Western Balkans
 
 
 

Stephanie Eble, a German national, is a graduate from the London School of Economics. During her career in the IMF she has worked on Kosovo, Ukraine, Greece, Serbia, and Bosnia & Herzegovina before being appointed IMF Regional Resident Representative for the Western Balkans.
Vesna

Vesna Ivanovikj-Castarede

UN Women
Head of Office/Programme Specialist
 
Ms. Vesna Ivanovikj-Castarede assumed the position of the Programme Specialist and UN Women Head of Office in North Macedonia in January 2019 and brings a wealth of 20 years professional experience with international organizations, including OSCE, ICITAP and USA Peace Corps, providing strategic guidance, leadership, programming, implementation monitoring and capacity building.