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Previously, she served as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Field Support. She was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in March 2008. Prior to that, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme, where she oversaw daily emergency and humanitarian operations in more than 80 countries. During the tsunami emergency in December 2004, she led the first phase of the operational response and mustered human resources, budget, finance, information, technology, telecommunications, administration and security to deal with the disaster.
She has more than 25 years' experience in the private sector before joining the WFP.
She started her career in IBM Argentina in 1979. During the fourteen years in the company held different positions ending as the Branch Manager for Public Sector and Services. She was assigned to Headquarters during 1986 as part of the Management Development Programme. She left the IBM Argentina in January 1993 to join Telecom Argentina.
During her tenure in Telecom Argentina she held different operational responsibilities from Regional Manager, Head of the Mass Market Unit to Chief Operating Officer. In 2001 she was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
She's married and has one son.
- "Susana Malcorra, Chef de Cabinet". United Nations. United Nations Secretary-General. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
- "Secretary-General Appoints Susana Malcorra of Argentina to Head Department of Field Support". United Nations. United Nations Secretary-General. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
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