Corinne Momal-Vanian, a national of France, is the Director of Conference Management and Focal Point for Multilingualism at the United Nations Office in Geneva. She has worked for more than three decades 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 Director, United Nations Information Service in Geneva, 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 Paris’ Institut d’Etudes Politiques (“Sciences Po”) and a Master’s degree in Management from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris.
Passionate about gender equality, innovation and learning, Ms. Momal-Vanian chaired the Steering Group of the International Gender Champions from 2016 to 2019 and is a co-organizer of TEDxPlaceDesNations. She was for four years a member of the Board of the Foundation of the International School of Geneva.
Born in 1963, Ms. Momal-Vanian is married and has two children. She has also lived in Syria, Madagascar, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt and Sweden.