UNHCR | Assistant High Commissioner for Operations
Mr. Raouf Mazou Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, UNHCR Raouf Mazou was appointed in 2020 as Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Mazou brings to the position some 28 years of professional experience with UNHCR, having served in a range of functions across the organization, including in a series of relevant senior leadership roles at Headquarters and in a range of field operations. These included overseeing UNHCR’s global emergency preparedness and response operations, and security management, and more recently, playing a pivotal role in UNHCR’s regionalization process as Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa, overseeing the transition of one Headquarters-based Africa Bureau at Headquarters, to three field-based bureaus. Mazou also served as UNHCR Representative in Kenya from 2013 to 2018. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.