UNODC Regional Representative a.i.

Ms. Cherine Rahmy

Ms. Cherine Rahmy (national of Egypt) served as Chief of the UNODC Regional Section for Africa and the Middle East, Division for Operations at UNODC  Headquarters since 2012. In the course of a UN career spanning over 25 years, Ms. Rahmy has held several positions at various levels with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa region. Since joining UNODC (and its predecessor, the UN Drug Control Programme) in 1992, she has served in various capacities to guide the strategic direction and expand implementation of UN mandates in the fields of drug control and crime prevention in North Africa and the Middle East, as well as Africa as a whole. Assignments with the World Intellectual Property Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency further contribute to her extensive experience in serving the international community. Before joining the United Nations, she worked in the private sector.

Ms. Rahmy holds a Bachelor's  Degree in Computer Science from Fordham University in New York, and a Master's Degree in International Relations from Webster University in Vienna.