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Board of Governors: Chair for 2018–2019

The IAEA Board of Governors elected by acclamation Ambassador Leena Al-Hadid of Jordan as the Chairperson of the IAEA’s Board of Governors for 2018–2019. Her one-year term commences today. She replaces Ambassador Darmansjah Djumala of Indonesia.

Ambassador Al-Hadid is Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna.

She joined the Jordanian Foreign Service in 1995 and during her career has served as Political Officer at the Private Office of Jordan’s Foreign Minister, Diplomatic Attaché and Alternate Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna from 1996 to 2000, and Political Officer at Jordan’s Mission to the European Union in Brussels from 2002 to 2004.

Ambassador Al-Hadid has represented her country as the Chief Diplomatic Human Rights Officer at Jordan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva from 2004 to 2006 and was Jordan’s Deputy Consul General in Dubai from 2009 to 2014.

Before her current appointment in Vienna, she served as Director of the International Relations & Organizations Department from 2014 to 2018, which entailed, among other tasks, close intergovernmental cooperation and coordination regarding the refugee crisis.

Ambassador Al- Hadid has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Jordan in Amman.

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Last update: 24 Sep 2018

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