01 June 2020

Secretary-General appoints Vincent Martin of France UN Resident Coordinator in Guinea

On 20 May, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Vincent Martin of France as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guinea, with the host Government’s approval.

With 25 years of experience in humanitarian and development affairs, Mr. Martin held senior leadership positions in the United Nations and externally. He worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), most recently serving as Representative in China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. While at FAO, Mr. Martin was also Representative in Senegal and Head of the Regional Resilience Team for West Africa and the Sahel, dealing with issues ranging from regional food security and nutrition to public health-related crises. He also held various management positions at the FAO Headquarters in Rome.

Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Martin was with the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) in Zimbabwe and worked as an epidemiologist and veterinary public health specialist in the French ministry of agriculture.

Mr. Martin holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse/University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France; a doctorate in agronomic sciences and biological engineering from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium; a master’s degree in livestock Production in tropical regions from the CIRAD/Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon, France and a diploma in epidemiology and statistics from the Pierre and Marie Curie Institute in Paris, France.

Official photo shows mid-close up of Vincent Martin.