Peter Lundberg of Sweden serves as the UN Resident Coordinator to Montenegro as of 1 January 2021. Previously, he served as the Regional Head for Development Cooperation for Middle East and North Africa at the Swedish Embassy in Amman, and before that he worked as the United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator of Nigeria, responding to the Lake Chad Crisis in northeastern parts of the country.
Mr. Lundberg has devoted more than 25 years to public, diplomatic, humanitarian and development service. Prior to joining the UN System in 2016, he worked with the Swedish government and with non-government organizations i.e. the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement in Ethiopia, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Jordan and several other countries focusing on planning and delivering services to people.
Ms Daniela Gašparíková was appointed as UNDP Resident Representative for Montenegro in April 2019. She was previously serving as Deputy Resident Representative at UNDP Mongolia (2016- 2019). She also served as RBM, Monitoring and Evaluation Team Leader in UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (2011-2016) and led UNDP Country Programs’ implementation in five Central European Countries out of UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia (2005-2010). Before joining UNDP, she worked with the textile services business association in Brussels (2001-2002) and for the Slovak Government (1999-2000). Daniela holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations and Master’s degree in Modern Linguistics, both from Comenius University in Slovakia.
Ms Dušica Živković began her career with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2000. She has held various positions within IOM in different missions in the Western Balkan region, including IOM Serbia.
Before joining IOM, Ms Živković worked as a teacher of children with psycho-social disabilities. Following which, she continued her career as a teacher in a primary school in Priština.
Mr. Bouchardy, UNHCR’s Representative in Montenegro since 2021, has more than 30 years of experience with the UN. Mr. Bouchardy was UNHCR’s Representative in Belarus between 2013 to 2020. He has held managerial positions both at UNHCR HQ and in the field, such as Senior Operations Manager in the Russian Federation, Head of sub-offices in Iran, Senior Refugee Coordinator in Armenia, and Special Advisor at the Division of Human Resource Management. Between 1992 and 2004, Mr. Bouchardy also served at the Division of Operational Support at UNHCR’s HQ as Head of the Geography Unit, where he introduced the concept of geo-information management. During more than 10 years he covered over 40 operations worldwide, including humanitarian emergencies in the Great Lakes, Kosovo, and Sudan. Prior to UNHCR, Mr. Bouchardy worked for UNEP, UNITAR, and the Ministry of Transport of France - and as a visiting professor and researcher. Mr. Bouchardy obtained his Master’s degree in Geography from the University of Grenoble, France followed by a D.E.A. (post-graduate diploma). He holds a PhD in Sciences and Geography.
After many years of international experience with UNICEF in Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, Venezuela, and Thailand, Juan Santander, a Spanish and Argentinian national, is the UNICEF Representative to Montenegro from June 16, 2020. Prior to his engagement in Montenegro, Santander served as the Deputy Representative for UNICEF in Thailand and Venezuela. Before that, he worked as the Chief of Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation in Lebanon, Chief of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation in Yemen and Knowledge Management Specialist in Iraq. Before joining UNICEF, Santander worked for the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq and for UNDP in Iraq. Santander holds a Master’s degree in Global Studies from Albert Ludwig University, Germany and he is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.
Michela brings expertise in humanitarian affairs, conflict analysis and resolution, and team management in insecure environments. Before UNOPS, she held various senior positions as a country director with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRIC) in conflict-affected countries in Africa, Latin American and Asia. She also worked in the humanitarian sectors in the UK and Canada, and in the financial sector in the City of London. Michela holds a PhD in International Relations, a Doctorate in Languages and Literature and a Master degree in Development Studies
Mina Brajovic is the Head of WHO Country Office in Montenegro since its establishment in April 2008. She is responsible for driving the WHO response to the country health needs. She supports policy-making for sustainable health development by providing guidance, building up local relationships to implement technical cooperation, making standards and agreements, and ensuring that public health measures are coordinated and in place during crises.
Nina Krgovic joined ILO as a National Project Coordinator. She was engaged in the creation of Decent Work Country Program. She currently works on topics of social dialogue, employment, labour legislation reform, informal economy. Before joining ILO, Nina was the Deputy Director of the Anti-Corruption Directorate of Montenegro. She also worked for the UNHCR.