On Monday the 14 of august of 2017, UN appointed Harmandip Ruby Sandhu-Rojon as a deputy special representative for West Africa.
She was designated by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who announced of appointment on Monday.
“Sandhu-Rojon brings to the position extensive experience with the UN, including in leadership positions with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and strong strategic planning, coordination, and programmatic skills.”
Sandhu-Rojon, who is a woman of the Asian diaspora, holds an MSc in Russian Politics from the London School of Economics and an expert on African development with a long experience in African development.
She is currently serving as the UNDP’s Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa.
Her work for the UN includes stints as the Resident Coordinator in Ghana, UNDP Country Director in Burkina Faso, Chief of the African Section of UN Volunteers (UNV) and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in Madagascar.