Meet the team - Europe

Team members in the Europe Region.

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Head of UNEP’s Central Asia Office

Ms. Aidai Kurmanova started her assignment as the Head of UNEP’s Central Asia Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 2 February 2019.  Ms Kurmanova brings 21 years of developing country experience, including her recent five-year position as the First Deputy Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic. Her main areas of expertise include sustainable economic development…

Intern with UN Environment Vienna Programme Office- Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention

Anna Sarkany has recently completed her MSc in International Management at the International Business School in Vienna, Austria. Previously, she completed her Bachelor degree in Business Administration in International Hotel Management with a specialisation in Strategic Human Resources Management. Showing an interest in wildlife and environmental affairs, she…

Director, Europe Office

A diplomat from Belgium, Bruno Pozzi brings 20 years of experience in high-level diplomacy and politics, across three different continents and in various political and economic roles. He is a strong advocate of multilateralism and of the need to put environment at the centre of political action. Prior to joining UN Environment, Bruno was appointed in 2015 as the…

Programme Management Officer - Chemicals and Waste

Cyrille manages the Chemicals and Waste portfolio at the UNEP Europe Office. Cyrille brings more than 23 years of experience and expertise in the field of environmental health, occupational health, ecotoxicology, chemical safety, community health, sustainable development and poison control and programme coordination to the role. “As an environmental toxicologist…

Coordinator of the Geneva Environment Network

Ms. Diana Rizzolio is the Coordinator of the Geneva Environment Network (GEN), a cooperative partnership of over 75 environment and sustainable development organizations based in the International Environment House and elsewhere in the Geneva area. The UN Environment Programme-led GEN Secretariat actively promotes increased cooperation and networking between its…

Programme Management Officer

Ersin has twenty years of experience in development planning, strategic management planning, project cycle management, project evaluation, capital budgeting and international negotiations.  Ersin has been with the United Nations Environment Programme for over seven years. As a Task Manager, he is responsible for developing projects together with internal and…

Intern with UN Environment's Vienna Office – Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention

Greta Walters recently completed her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (majoring in International Studies) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has experience in the fields of employment law, personal injury law and human rights law. Having a particular interest in environmental affairs, she has further completed internships with Environmental…

Consultant: Environmental Policy Expert - Vienna Office

Jessica supports flagship projects dealing with sustainable mountain development and having a strong focus on ecosystem management and earth observation. She provides scientific background related to ecosystem service assessment and Green Infrastructure, which was her main research topic, after completing her studies in Conservation Biology & Biodiversity…

Information Assistant

Mark studied languages and politics before specialising in environmental policy at the College of Europe. He has worked as a journalist on food politics in Brussels, as an advocate for renewable energy for the Climate Parliament NGO and in microfinance. Mark now works for UN Environment's communication team for Europe. On a typical day he may prepare social…

Senior Coordination Officer

Matt Billot has over twenty years’ experience in undertaking environmental assessments as well as environmental management and policy. Matt worked for WSP Environment and Energy in the UK as an Associate Director of the Environmental Planning team. He was responsible for undertaking environmental impact assessments of development proposals across a wide range of…