KAMELIA KEMILEVA

Co-Director Programmes and Administration

Kamelia, holding an MBA, has in-depth experience in executive administration of non-profit organisations. She is also a lawyer, specialized in Swiss law relevant to international organisations and international public law, including expertise on the United Nations intergovernmental bodies.

She has also a direct experience of intergovernmental multilateral negotiation and diplomacy, combined with an academic expertise in teaching, executive training, and education. Kamelia is a Senior Consultant to the Geneva-based company AxLR ltd.

Before joining the Geneva Cities Hub, Kamelia was namely Executive Manager at the Geneva Academy. Before this she worked as Special Assistant to the President of the UN Human Rights Council for three years. She was also a Visiting Programme Director at Wilton Park. Previously to that, she also worked at the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN Office at Geneva. In 2002, she was part of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York.

Before moving to the public sector, Kamelia worked for two years in the private sector in a Geneva-based private bank as a compliance officer.

ANH THU DUONG

Co-Director Policy and Partnerships

Having worked for 15 years at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) where she contributed to the multilateral engagement of Switzerland with the United Nations and other international organizations, Anh Thu has extensive diplomatic multilateral expertise and robust negotiation skills in human rights and humanitarian affairs. During her tenure at the Swiss FDFA, she was seconded to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and to the Presidency of the Human Rights Council. Anh Thu holds an Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, a Master degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies and a Master of Arts in Politics and International Relations from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

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PAULINE LEROY

Communication Officer

Holding a Master degree in Journalism and Communication from the University of Geneva, Pauline gained first work experience in International Organizations in Geneva at the United Nations Office at Geneva and the World Health Organization. She also worked at the Republic and State of Geneva, where she served as Communications and Administration Assistant for the Office of International Geneva.

Pauline also worked in the private sector in a Swiss German based merchandising company as Sales Support and Customer Service Manager.

As Communication Officer at the Geneva Cities Hub, she keeps the website updated, animates the social media and supports the team with online events and the visual identity.

TATIANA AVANTHAY

IT Coordinator

At the Geneva Cities Hub, she handles IT related tasks, as well as supporting the team with online events, website updates and the visual identity process.

Tatiana holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Savoie, as well as a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Project Management from the University of Geneva. She is also currently Communication Officer at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.