New ECE Executive Secretary: Tatiana Molcean

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ms. Tatiana Molcean of the Republic of Moldova as Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). She succeeds Ms. Olga Algayerova of Slovakia, to whom the Secretary-General expresses his gratitude for her commitment and dedication to the Organization.

Ms. Molcean brings with her twenty years of experience in the public sector, particularly in the fields of international cooperation and development, as well as a deep knowledge of the Member States of the EEC. She is currently the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations Office, the World Trade Organization and other international organizations based in Geneva.

From 2017 to 2020, she was State Secretary and Deputy Minister for Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova. Previously, from 2012 to 2017, she was Deputy Director of European Integration and the Division of Economy and Sectoral Cooperation with the European Union, and from 2004 to 2008, Head of the Division of Economic Cooperation and sector at the Directorate General for European Integration. A career diplomat, she was also Charge d’Affaires at her country’s embassy in Sweden from 2008 to 2011.

Ms. Molcean holds a master’s degree in law from the Faculty of International Law of the Public University of the Republic of Moldova and a diploma from the Multilateral Diplomacy Program of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. . She is fluent in English, Romanian, Russian and has very good knowledge of French.

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