Susana Malcorra is the former Foreign Minister of Argentina, former Chief of Staff to the United Nations Secretary-General and Under-Secretary-General for Field Support and former chief operating officer and Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme.
Ms Malcorra’s career includes leading Telecom Argentina as its CEO, serving as Deputy Executive Director at the World Food Programme and later as then-UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon’s Chief of Staff.
After leaving the United Nations, Ms Malcorra was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship for the Republic of Argentina before stepping down in December 2017.
Among other salient tasks Ms Malcorra coordinated the Missions to eliminate the Syrian Chemical Weapons and to respond to the Ebola Emergency in West Africa. Susana Malcorra has multiple affiliations in Think Tanks, Foundations and Academia.
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