"My job at a UN agency", Eva Mennel

Meet Eva Mennel, Director Human Resources at UNICEF. Learn more about her position and career path.

Eva Mennel

Eva Mennel at the time of writing


Director Human Resources at UNICEF, New York


  • PhD in Economics with specialisation in foreign trade and development, HSG University of St. Gallen
  • Course in Advanced Human Resource Executive Program, 2 years, Michigan University
  • IFC internal trainings in leadership and change management

Most significant jobs to date

  • UBS Union Bank of Switzerland: 2-year trainee programme, mostly in the area of credit training, talent management, leadership development, executive succession planning (1986)
  • IFC: HR manager, out of which 3 years regional HR director in Hong Kong (1999)
  • World Bank: Director of HR client services (2013)
  • UNICEF: Director of the Division of Human Resources (2015)

My career path

My career is a chain of coincidences.