Accra – Ms. Harmandip Ruby Sandhu-Rojon has taken office in Accra as the new United Nations Resident Coordinator and the UNIC Accra Director. She is also the UNDP Resident Representative. Ms. Sandhu-Rojon takes over from Mr. Daouda Toure who is now in Abuja, the capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the United Nations Resident Coordinator.
Until her present appointment, Ms. Sandhu-Rojon was the UNDP Country Director in Burkina Faso (2007-2010). In that position, she also acted as the UNDP Resident Representative for nine months during that country’s legislative elections.
She was the Chief of the Africa Section at the United Nations Volunteers Office in Bonn (2004-2006); a Senior Evaluation Adviser in the UNDP Evaluation Office in New York (2002-2004)and was the Deputy UNDP Resident Representative in Madagascar from 1999-2002. Ms. Sandhu-Rojon served as a Special Assistant to the UNDP Administrator in the Administrator’s Office between 1997 and 1999.
For ten years (1987-1997), Ms. Sandhu-Rojon served in the UNIFEM Regional Office in Senegal and was posted to New York as the Programme Officer for the Africa Section of UNIFEM.
With close to 25 years of experience in the UN system, Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon brings to bear on her new position a deep knowledge for enhancing the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the overall development of Ghana.
Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon holds a Master of Science Degree in Russian Politics from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College in the United States of America. She is fluent in English and French.