Alice Armanni Sequi brings significant leadership experience in humanitarian financing given her role in overseeing OCHA-managed pooled funds, including the Central Emergency Response Fund and the Country-Based Pooled Funds. As Chief of OCHA’s Pooled Fund Management Branch, she oversees and ensures the effectiveness of the funds, which channel some $2 billion in humanitarian resources annually. In support of the Emergency Relief Coordinator, she sets the strategic positioning of the Funds and their overall policy direction.
Prior to her current appointment, Alice served as OCHA’s Head of Office in Ukraine and Chad, as Chief of OCHA’s Advocacy and Operations in Central and West Africa and as the Coordinator of the IASC Emergency Directors Group. Alice has a background in the private sector – in both investment banking and working with a corporate foundation – and spent five years at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society, supporting humanitarian diplomacy, advocacy and resource mobilization.