Mr. Philippe Duamelle, a French national, took up his post as UNICEF Representative in Turkey in February 2015. He has previously served as UNICEF Representative in Egypt, Sri Lanka and Benin, as well as Executive Officer in the Office of the Executive Director at UNICEF Headquarters in New York. Joining UNICEF in 1995, Philippe Duamelle worked in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office in Kenya. Prior to joining UNICEF, Philippe Duamelle served with the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs in Iraq and the United Nations Development Programme in Turkey. He holds a graduate degree in Management and Development from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et de Development, Lyon France; and a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA.