Posts Tagged ‘Pierre Krähenbühl’

Pierre Krähenbühl, Twitter champion

Posted: March 17, 2015 by Rex Brynen in UNRWA
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The Commission General of UNRWA is apparently something of a Twitter champion, according to this recent study by Twiplomacy:

In terms of average retweets per 100 followers Pierre Krähenbühl (@PKraehenbuehl), the Commissioner General of @UNRWA is by far the overall champion with 328 retweets per 100 followers thanks to a series of personal tweets he sent during the attack on Gaza in July 2014 which have been retweeted several thousand times.

They also note that “Very few leaders tweet themselves. Notable exceptions are Sir Suma Charkrabarti (@EBRDSuma), Rob Steele (@ISOSecGen) and UNRWA’s Pierre Krähenbühl (@Pkraehenbuehl) who tweet personal observations and are all worth following.”


New UNRWA Commissioner-General Named

Posted: November 21, 2013 by Rex Brynen in UNRWA

annual-report-2012-v-p-per-e-01438-krahenbuhlUN Secretary-General has announced the appointment of Pierre Krähenbühl as the next Commissioner-General of UNRWA, to succeed the current CG Filippo Grandi:

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following consultations with the Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), announced today the appointment of Pierre Krähenbühl of Switzerland as the Agency’s new Commissioner-General.  He will replace Filippo Grandi.

The Secretary-General expressed his gratitude for the outgoing Commissioner-General’s leadership in the implementation of UNRWA’s mandate and outstanding dedication and commitment to the Palestinian people.

Mr. Krähenbühl brings to the position a wealth of experience and dedicated passion in humanitarian, development and human-rights action, coupled with strategic leadership experience in politically sensitive and high-risk environments.

Since 2002, he has held the position of Director of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), overseeing 12,000 staff in 80 countries.  Prior to this, Mr. Krähenbühl served as personal adviser to the President of the ICRC (2000-2002) and carried out various field assignments in El Salvador, Peru, Afghanistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina (1991-1998).  He served as Head of Operations for Central and South-Eastern Europe in Geneva (1998-2000).  Prior to joining the ICRC in 1991, he worked as a Communication and Reporting Officer for the Lutheran World Federation in Venezuela, Haiti and Ethiopia.

Mr. Krähenbühl holds a Bachelor of Arts in political sciences and international relations from the University of Geneva (1991).

Born in 1966 in Geneva, he is married and has three children.