Officers of the Advisory Commission

Officers of the Advisory Commission

The Advisory Commission is led by a Chair and a Vice-Chair, each representing a Host country and a Donor country. They are appointed annually at the June meeting of the Advisory Commission from among its members according to alphabetical rotation, and serve for one year beginning 1 July. The Chair alternates at each appointment between a Host and a Donor country.

Chair
H. E. Ambassador Manuel Bessler, Head of Swiss Agency For Development and Cooperation (SDC), Switzerland

Vice-Chair
H.E. Ambassador Tarek Adel, Ambassador of Egypt in Jordan, Egypt
 

Bureau of the Sub-Committee of the Advisory Commission

The Bureau, in close consultation with the Advisory Commission Secretariat, enhances the effectiveness of the Advisory Commission, especially in preparation and facilitating of discussions leading to Advisory Commission meetings. The Bureau comprises the Chair of the Sub-Committee of the Advisory Commission, and two Vice-Chairs. These three officers, of which at least one must represent a Host country, are appointed by the Advisory Commission each year at its November session from among its members.

Bureau of the Sub-Committee

Chair
Ms. Unni Rambøll, Deputy Head Representative Office of Norway to the Palestinian Authority, Norway

Vice-Chairs
Ms. Briana Olsen, Regional Refugee Coordinator, Consulate General of US in Jerusalem,  USA
H.E. Eng. Yassin Abu Awwad, Acting Director-General of the Department of Palestinian Affairs, Jordan