Ms. Giovanna Ceglie
Director United Nations Global Service Centre
Ms. Giovanna Ceglie was appointed Director of the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) in August 2019.
She is a former Director at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) where she specialized in private sector support policies for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. As UNIDO Regional Director based in Cairo, from 2011 till 2019, she led policy dialogue and implementation of sustainable industrialization initiatives in several countries in the Arab region, focusing on agro-industrial value chain development, cleaner production and resource efficiency, small and medium enterprise promotion and job creation, renewable energy. She is a passionate advocate for the sustainable development goals and received an environmental award in 2019 for championing sustainability initiatives in Egypt. Prior to her position in Cairo, she led the UNIDO programme for clusters, value chains and business linkages providing technical assistance and policy advice to over 30 developing countries.
Giovanna Ceglie has authored and contributed to a number of papers, manuals and books on value chains, clusters and network development and has lectured at several institutions and universities on cluster development themes.
Ms. Ceglie is Italian and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a post-graduate degree in Development Studies.
She is married and has two children.
Mr. Michel Bergeron
Head of Premises of the United Nations Information and Communications Technology Facility in Valencia (UNICTF) and Chief of Service for Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies (SGITT)
Mr. Bergeron is the Head of Premises of the United Nations Information and Communications Technology Facility in Valencia (UNICTF) and Chief of Service for Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies (SGITT) since 2010. This position involves overall oversight and management of the operational, administrative, and support activities at the UNGSC in addition to establishing and nurturing close relations with the Government of Spain.
Mr. Bergeron, a Former Military Officer in the Canadian Signals, joined the United Nations in 1994 at UNHQ, in New York. Following his assignment in New York, he joined the United Nations Logistics Base in Brindisi, Italy (UNLB), before taking various assignments in the ICT field with the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force in FYROM (former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia), the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, Netherlands, and the United Nations International Criminal Court for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
In 2004, Mr. Bergeron returned to UNLB as Chief CITS, with specific responsibilities for the operational management of the DFS information and communications technology hub, support of the Communications and Information Technology portion of the strategic deployment stock and development of the secondary active telecommunications facility until his assignment in UNICTF-Valencia.
Mr. Bergeron holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Computing for Commerce and Industry in addition to a Master in Business Administration.
He is married to Diane and they have 3 children.
Mr. Herbert Pechek
Chief of Supply Chain Service
Mr. Michel Bergeron
Officer-in-Charge of the Central Service
Pending the recruitment of the new Chief Central Service, Mr Michel Bergeron (Chief SGITT) is acting as OIC Central Service.