Ban Ki-moon Replaces Michael von der Schulenburg

Secretary-General Appoints Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen Executive Representative, Head of United Nations Integrated Peace-building Office in Sierra Leone

Mr. Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen of Denmark as his Executive Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL).  Mr. Toyberg-Frandzen will replace Michael von der Schulenburg.

The Secretary-General is grateful to Mr. von der Schulenburg for his excellent service as the head of UNIPSIL, which has contributed to the peace-building and development priorities of Sierra Leone.

Mr. Toyberg-Frandzen is well qualified to support the efforts of Sierra Leone in achieving its peace-building and development priorities.  Mr. Toyberg‑Frandzen has served as the Acting United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in Yemen and as Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  He has over 30 years of senior-level experience working with the United Nations in Bhutan, Iraq, Nepal and Turkey.  He has acquired extensive experience in management and leadership of programmes in development-related areas.

Born in 1950, he holds a master’s degree in business administration from Aarhus University in Denmark.  Mr. Toyberg-Frandzen is married.

About Othman Sheriff 347 Articles
Born and raised in Kenema district, eastern Sierra Leone, Othman Sheriff began practicing journalism during his school days as a youthhood hobby. With a bachelor's degree in mass-media and communication, and a Master’s degree in development and peacebuilding, Sheriff is the Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Critique Echo Newspaper. While tirelessly using journalism as a tool to place his country’s socioeconomic and political landscape under a magnifying glass, Sheriff is deeply involved in community development projects. Over the years, Sheriff has formulated and implemented billions of Leones worth of development projects with funds from Europe and USA. He is chiefly focused on community infrastructural development and economic resuscitation projects, fostering interethnic, interreligious and sociocultural cohesion among the young population in Kenema district. Sheriff is a member of many international peacebuilding initiatives including the United Religious Initiative (URI), International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), Intercultural Leaders Network and Youth Solidary Fund program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC)

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