Principal officials

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  • Last updated: 03 Nov. 2022 17:47

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

David van Weel, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

David van Weel, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

David van Weel is NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. He is the Secretary General’s primary advisor on emerging security challenges and their implications for the security of the Alliance and a member of the Secretary General’s senior management team.

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Assistant Secretary General - Defence Investment

Wendy Gilmour, Assistant Secretary General - Defence Investment

Wendy Gilmour, Assistant Secretary General - Defence Investment

Wendy Gilmour was appointed NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment in November 2022, the division responsible for facilitating the development and adoption of cutting-edge, innovative and interoperable capabilities, critical to ensuring the Alliance’s ability to undertake the full spectrum of missions and operations.

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Assistant Secretary General - Defence Policy and Planning

Angus Lapsley, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

Angus Lapsley, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

Angus Lapsley became NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning in September 2022. Within NATO’s International Staff, Angus leads the team responsible for the Alliance's capability and force planning, posture, plans, and a range of defence policy questions, including nuclear issues.

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Assistant Secretary General - Executive Management

Martin Versnel, Assistant Secretary General ad interim for Executive Management

Martin Versnel, Assistant Secretary General ad interim for Executive Management

Martin Versnel is the Assistant Secretary General ad interim 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

Baiba Braže, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

Baiba Braže, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

Ambassador Baiba Braže was appointed Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy in May 2020. The Public Diplomacy Division (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

Thomas Goffus, Assistant Secretary General for Operations

Thomas Goffus, Assistant Secretary General for Operations

Tom Goffus was appointed as Assistant Secretary General for Operations in January 2022. He advises the Secretary General on strengthening defense capabilities of NATO partners, preparing NATO for the defense of Alliance territory, and responding to crises.

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Assistant Secretary General - Intelligence and Security

David Cattler, Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security

David Cattler, Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security

David Cattler is NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security. He took up his post on 2 December 2019.

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Director - NATO Office of Resources

Anne-Marie M. Pick, Director, NATO Office of Resources (NOR)

Anne-Marie M. Pick, Director, NATO Office of Resources (NOR)

Anne-Marie M. Pick is the Director, NATO Office of Resources (NOR) in Brussels, Belgium.

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NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

Irene Fellin, NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

Irene Fellin, NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

Irene Fellin was appointed as NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security in November 2021.

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NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia

Javier Colomina, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia

Javier Colomina, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia

Javier Colomina is the Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia.

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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 as of 4 November 2019. The International Staff Office of Financial Control is an independent office in charge of accounting, budget control, treasury, procurement and internal control functions for NATO Headquarters.

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Chief Information Officer

Chief Information Officer, Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer

Chief Information Officer, Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer

Mr. Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer is NATO’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO).

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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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NATO Spokesperson

NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu

NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu

Oana Lungescu is the principal Spokesperson for the North Atlantic Alliance, providing strategic advice to the NATO Secretary General, the North Atlantic Council, commands and NATO offices on press, media and social media since 2010.

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Legal Adviser

John Swords, Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs

John Swords, Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs

John Swords was appointed as the Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs at NATO Headquarters in Brussels in June 2020.

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Head - Office of Internal Audit and Risk Management

François Gautier, Head of the Office of Internal Audit and Risk Management

François Gautier, Head of the Office of Internal Audit and Risk Management

François Gautier is Head of the Office of Internal Audit and Risk Management. He took up his duties in April 2020.

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