Philippe Lazzarini has 30 years of professional experience including in leadership positions with the United Nations, the private sector and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Since August 2015, he is assigned by the UN Secretary-General as the Deputy UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL), UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon. He has extensive experience in humanitarian assistance and international coordination in conflict and post-conflict areas at senior levels, including through his latest assignment in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia as Deputy Special Representative, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative. Prior to this, he held a number of senior positions in the United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and in various field positions in Iraq, Angola, Somalia and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Philippe Lazzarini also joined the Union Bancaire Privée in Geneva where he promoted the corporate social responsibilities and ethical investment agenda of the Bank and served as Head of the Marketing Department. He also worked for 10 years with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as the deputy Head of Communication, Head of the ICRC delegation in Rwanda, Angola, and Sarajevo and as an ICRC delegate in Southern Sudan, Jordan, Gaza, and Beirut.