Lise Grande

United Nations Resident Coordinator in Yemen

Lise Grande is the United Nations resident coordinator in Yemen and the United Nations humanitarian coordinator. She also served as the deputy special representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq. Prior to this appointment, Grande was the resident coordinator with the United Nations Development Programme in India. Grande has worked in a number of countries that have experienced conflict. From 2008-12, she worked with the United Nations in South Sudan and held the positions of deputy representative of the secretary general and humanitarian coordinator. From 2005-08, she worked with the United Nations in the Republic of the Congo where she held the position of head of the United Nations Integrated Office. From 2003-05, she worked as the UNDP representative in Armenia. Grande holds degrees from Stanford University in California and the New School for Social Research in New York.