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  • La business-leader kenyota Sanda Ojiambo guiderà il Global Compact delle Nazioni Unite

    Il Segretario Generale delle Nazioni Unite António Guterres ha di recente nominato la kenyota Sanda Ojiambonuovo Direttore Esecutivo del Global Compact delle Nazioni Unite. Come seconda donna ad essere nominata nel ruolo, Ojiambo succederà il 17 giugno 2020 a Lise Kingo, alla quale il Segretario Generale è profondamente grato per la dedizione e leadership strategica dimostrate nella funzione di guida del Global Compact e di avanzamento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile.

    Ojiambo, dal 2010 ha ricoperto il ruolo di Sustainable Business and Social Impact Manager per Safaricom Plc, Kenya. È stata anche dal 2008 al 2010 Senior Manager di Safaricom e delle MPESA Foundation, Kenya, periodo durante il quale ha guidato l'implementazione di diverse iniziative di partenariato pubblico-privato tra Safaricom e le organizzazioni delle Nazioni Unite. Nel corso della sua carriera, ha coltivato e gestito relazioni con aziende leader ed organizzazioni della società civile. In questo impegno, è incluso il suo lavoro di capacity building in Somalia insieme a UNDP e CARE International. Ojiambo ha conseguito un Master of Arts in Public Policy presso la University of Minnesota, USA, e un Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Development presso la McGill University, Canada.

  • Secretary-General appoints Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya as United Nations Global Compact Executive Director

    On 22 of May 2020, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya as Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. As the second woman to be appointed in the role, she will succeed Lise Kingo of Denmark to whom the Secretary‑General is deeply grateful for her dedication and strategic leadership in steering the work of the Global Compact and broadening its contribution to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Ms. Ojiambo, who assumes the role on 17 June 2020, will bring 20 years of experience to lead the UN Global Compact in its next phase to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders and bring the full weight of the private sector to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She has served as Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact, Safaricom Plc, Kenya since 2010. Ms. Ojiambo was also the Senior Manager of Safaricom and MPESA Foundations, Kenya from 2008 to 2010, during which she led the implementation of several public-private partnership initiatives between Safaricom and UN organizations. Throughout her career, she has cultivated and managed relationships with key business entities and civil society organizations, including her capacity development work in Somalia with UNDP and CARE International. Ms. Ojiambo holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, USA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Development from McGill University, Canada.

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