Corinne MOMAL-VANIAN, a national of France, is the Director of the United Nations Information Service and serves as Spokesperson for the United Nations in Geneva. She has worked for over twenty years for the United Nations, spending many years at the Organization’s Headquarters in New York and its Office in Geneva as well as in its Regional Commissions in Baghdad and Bangkok.
Her previous positions include that of Senior Political Adviser to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Special Assistant to the Secretary-General and Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary-General. She also worked for six years in oversight for the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations system. Prior to joining the United Nations, she worked as a junior consultant in public management with the Institut de Management Public in Paris.
Ms Momal-Vanian holds a degree in international relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (“Sciences Po”) and a Master’s degree from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris. She is fluent in English and French and speaks some Spanish and Arabic.
Born in 1963, Ms. Momal-Vanian is married and has two children. The youngest is enrolled in La Grande Boissière (LGB), and the oldest, who has just graduated from LGB is studying International Relations at Sussex University. She travelled extensively as a child and has also lived in Syria, Madagascar, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt and Sweden.
She is a member of the new Policy, Risk and Procedures Committee.