Biographies

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

UNFPA Executive Director

On 1 January 2011, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin became the fourth Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. He holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Before this appointment, Dr. Osotimehin had served as the Minister of Health of Nigeria. Prior to that position, he was the Director-General of the Nigerian National Agency for the Control of AIDS, which coordinates all HIV and AIDS work in a country of more than 150 million people. more

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Deputy Executive Director (Management)

Ms. Albrectsen brings to UNFPA nearly 20 years of development and managerial experience, having held leadership positions in the Danish Government and previously in UNDP and UNFPA. She served with UNDP from 1997 to 2004, first as Deputy Resident Representative in Indonesia and later as Director and Management Adviser in the Administrator’s Office at UNDP Headquarters. She has direct knowledge of UNFPA’s mandate and areas of work, having served from 2004-2006 as UNFPA Representative in Turkey and Country Director for Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Kate Gilmore

Deputy Executive Director (Programme)

Ms. Gilmore brings to UNFPA more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience, working on social issues in her government and in not-for-profit organizations. From 1986-1992, she was coordinator and then programme development manager of the Royal Women's Hospital, Australia. From 1992-93, she was CEO of Broadmeadows Community Health Service, then Australia's largest Community Health Service based in Melbourne and from 1993-96, she was manager of the division of community care in the Royal Women's Hospital. In 1996, Ms. Gilmore joined Amnesty International Australia as National Director and in 2000, she was appointed Executive Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International based in London.