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Executive Secretary, Middle East and North Africa Division

Valérie Gatellier is Executive Secretary for DCAF's Operations Division Africa and Middle East. She is responsible for the Executive and Administration Management of the Division.

Prior to joining DCAF, Valérie worked for 15 years with the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations at Geneva and other International Organisations in Switzerland and 6 years with public private partnerships in the development sector.

Valérie studied at the University of Grenoble, France and St Andrews, Scotland. She holds a Master degree in Foreign Applied Languages, University of Grenoble. She is also a graduate in Economics from the University of Madrid.