Tatiana Valovaya

Director-General, UN Geneva

Tatiana Valovaya assumed the role of Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva in 2019. Ms. Valovaya has over 35 years of extensive experience in journalism, diplomacy and government service.  She is currently Member of the Board and Minister in charge of integration and macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission. She began her career with the Government of the Russian Federation and served in various capacities, including as the Third and Second Secretary at the Russian Permanent Mission to the European Union in Brussels and Deputy Director and subsequently Director of the Department of International Cooperation of the Russian Federation.  Before joining the Government of the Russian Federation, she worked as a reporter to “The Economic Gazette” in Moscow (1983-1989). Ms. Valovaya graduated from the Department of International Economic Relations of the Moscow Financial Institute, holds a Ph.D and a Doctorate of Economic sciences from the State Financial Academy, Moscow.