Principal officials

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Director - Private Office of the Secretary General

Stian Jenssen, Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General

Stian Jenssen, Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General

Stian Jenssen is Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General.

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Assistant Secretary General - Political Affairs and Security Policy

Bettina Cadenbach, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

Bettina Cadenbach, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

Bettina Cadenbach is Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

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Assistant Secretary General - Emerging Security Challenges

Antonio Missiroli, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Antonio Missiroli, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Dr. Antonio Missiroli is the Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges.

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Assistant Secretary General - Defence Investment

Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment

Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment

Camille Grand is Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment since 4 October 2016.

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Assistant Secretary General - Defence Policy and Planning

Patrick Turner, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

Patrick Turner, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

Patrick Turner became Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning in October 2018.

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Assistant Secretary General - Executive Management

Giedrimas Jeglinskas

Giedrimas Jeglinskas

Giedrimas Jeglinskas is the Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management. He has overall responsibility for management of the NATO headquarters, and is the Secretary General’s primary advisor for NATO-wide management issues.

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Assistant Secretary General - Public Diplomacy

Tacan Ildem, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

Tacan Ildem, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

Ambassador Tacan Ildem was appointed Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy in March 2016. He advises the Secretary General on public diplomacy issues and directs the Public Diplomacy Division (PDD), which plays a key role in conveying the Alliance’s strategic and political messages to opinion formers and to the public in general. PDD works to raise the Alliance’s profile with audiences world-wide and to build support for Alliance operations and policies.

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Assistant Secretary General - Operations

John Manza, Assistant Secretary General for Operations

John Manza, Assistant Secretary General for Operations

John Manza was appointed as Assistant Secretary General for Operations in October 2018. His responsibilities include: NATO’s operations in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq and at sea, and also Alliance, exercises, plans, and defense capacity building with partner nations.

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Assistant Secretary General - Intelligence and Security

Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven, Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security

Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven, Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security

Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven is NATO’s first Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security. He took up his post on 1 December 2016. He is responsible for providing intelligence support to the North Atlantic Council and the Military Committee as well as for advising the Secretary General on intelligence and security matters. His tasks include setting up the new Joint Division and thus merging NATO’s civilian and military intelligence strands.

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Director - NATO Office of Security

Donald Gonneville, Director of the NATO Office of Security (NOS)

Donald Gonneville, Director of the NATO Office of Security (NOS)

Donald Gonneville took up the post of Director of NATO Office of Security (NOS) / Deputy Assistant Secretary General of Security (DASG-S) in the Joint Intelligence and Security Division in April 2019. In this role, he deals with all aspects of NATO security, including counterintelligence.

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Director - NATO Office of Resources

Martin Versnel is Acting Director of the NATO Office of Resources (NOR). The NOR supports political level negotiations on resource policy and makes recommendations to decision-makers on the efficient use of common funding to achieve NATO objectives.

NATO Spokesperson

NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu

NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu

Oana Lungescu is the NATO Spokesperson.

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Secretary of the Council

Jorgen Christian Jorgensen

Jorgen Christian Jorgensen

Jorgen Christian Jorgensen is the Secretary of the North Atlantic Council, Chief of Protocol of NATO HQ and Director of the NATO IS Ministerial and Summit Task Forces.

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Legal Adviser

Steven Hill, Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs

Steven Hill, Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs

Steven Hill was appointed as the Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs at NATO Headquarters in Brussels in February 2014.

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Financial Controller

Miroslawa Boryczka, Financial Controller of the NATO International Staff

Miroslawa Boryczka, Financial Controller of the NATO International Staff

Miroslawa Boryczka is the Financial Controller of the NATO International Staff. She is personally responsible for the correct use of international appropriated and non-appropriated funds made available to the Organisation, in particular for the NATO Civil Budget, the Pension systems and a number of Trust Funds. The Inter-national Staff Office of Financial Control is an independent office in charge of ac-counting, budget control, treasury, procurement and internal audit functions for NATO Headquarters.

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