Rory Keane, Head of Office
Before his appointment as Head of the UNLOPS, Rory Keane worked for the United Nations Special Envoy for the Sahel Region and served as the security sector advisor to the UN Special Representative in Liberia. Prior to that, he was Team Leader of the OECD International Network on Conflict and Fragility, European Commission Desk Officer for the DRC and Great Lakes, as well as the OSCE Spokesperson in the former Yugoslavia. Rory Keane holds a PhD in International Relations and a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship on EU peace and security policy. He speaks English, French and German.
Regina Adobe Addo, Programme Management Assistant
Before her appointment at UNLOPS, Regina worked with OCHA Human Resource Section and DPPA-DPO Middle East Division at UN Headquarters in New York. Prior to joining UNHQ, Regina worked with Sidley Austin LLP as a Programme Manager under the Pro Bono Programme, which provides free legal support to social enterprises, non-governmental organizations, and nonprofits that have a clear social impact in developing countries across Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Regina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from KNUST in Ghana and a Master’s in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.
Kamiel Mesie, Political Affairs Officer
Before his appointment at UNLOPS, Kamiel worked as a Fellow for the delegation of the European Union to the UN Headquarters in New York. Prior to that, he worked at the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE and on consultancy basis for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. Kamiel also has work experience at NGO level and interned at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kamiel holds a Bachelor degree in European Studies and a Master Degree in Human Rights and Democratization from the European Institute for Human Rights in Venice, Italy. He speaks Dutch, English, French and Italian.
Halil Kosumi, Associate Liaison Officer
Before his appointment at UNLOPS, Halil worked on global partnerships development with the External Relations and Communications team of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Prior to that, he worked with the UN Kosovo team supported by the UNDP, OHCHR, UN Women and the IOM. For seven years he worked for the analysis and reporting cell within the OSCE Mission in Kosovo. He also worked for NGOs in the Balkans region and in the Netherlands. Halil Kosumi holds a LL.M in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, United Kingdom and a LL.M. in South East European Law and European Integration from Karl-Franzens University, Austria. He graduated in Law. Halil speaks English, Albanian, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian and is interested to learn French.
Lukas Fulde, Consultant for UN Transitions
Before his appointment as Consultant for UN Transitions, Lukas worked as Carlo-Schmid Fellow at UNLOPS. He previously worked in the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for the Security Union as well as for the European Commission’s communication services. Lukas also interned at Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Defence and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Lukas holds master’s degrees from Sciences Po Paris, France, and the College of Europe, Belgium, a bachelor’s degree from Sciences Po Paris, France, and a Diploma from the University of Kent, United Kingdom. He speaks German, French, English, Spanish and Polish.
Lena Hillmeier, Carlo Schmid Fellow
Before her appointment as Carlo Schmid Fellow, Lena headed the Working Group on Youth Employment of the European Student Think Tank. Previously, she interned at the German Foreign Office and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Lena holds a master’s degree in European and International Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor’s degree in French and Russian from University College London. She speaks German, English, French, Russian and Polish.