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Country Representative

Ms. Bettina Maas

Bettina Maas, a national of Germany began her professional career with UNFPA as a Programme Officer in Mexico. She became the Deputy Representative of UNFPA for China, Mongolia and DPRK in 1993. From 1997 to 2000, she worked as a Program Officer in the Latin America Division and as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Executive Director at the UNFPA's headquarters in New York.

From 2001 to 2004, she was the Representative in Yemen and from 2004 to 2007 in Cambodia. Subsequently, she became the Deputy and Director a.i of the Division for Arab States, Eastern Europe and Central Asia at UNFPA’s HQ. Between 2009 and 2011, she was the Chief of the Executive Office. Prior to her appointment to Ethiopia she was the UNFPA Representative in Mozambique. She holds Master Degree in Anthropology from the Free University of Berlin, Regional Development of University of Veracruz, Mexico,  and a certificate on Management from the Open University of England.. Prior to joining the UNFPA she worked in teaching and research.

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