Our leadership

Pierre Krähenbühl has served as UNRWA Commissioner-General since March 2014. A Swiss national, Mr. Krähenbühl has 25 years of experience in humanitarian, human rights and development work. Prior to joining UNRWA, he served as Director of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from July 2002 to January 2014.

Sandra Mitchell became UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General in March 2015. Ms. Mitchell has nearly 20 years of experience in international peacekeeping, human rights, humanitarian and electoral field missions, including seven years within the United Nations system. She held senior management roles at UNRWA from 2011 to 2013.

Please visit Mr. Krähenbühl and Ms. Mitchell’s profiles below for more information.



Deputy Commissioner-General