Dr Sabine Becker-Thierry

Executive Officer
Secretary of the UNU Council

  • Dr Sabine Becker-ThierrySabine Becker-Thierry is the Executive Officer in the Office of the Rector. Sabine works directly with the Rector in the day-to-day management of the University and in the implementation of key institutional priorities. She also serves as Secretary of the University’s Governing Board, the UNU Council.

    Sabine previously served as the UNU Chief of Staff. Prior to joining UNU, she worked as an independent consultant on questions of aid effectiveness, humanitarian coordination, and organisational performance for UN agencies, NGOs, and governments. She also worked as an evaluator with the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services in New York and the UN Evaluation Group. Sabine started her career at a European consulting firm where she managed several development and institutional reform projects in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East. She holds a PhD from Waseda University in Tokyo, and master’s degrees in international relations, with a focus on development and evaluation from Sciences Po Paris and from Université Paris-Sorbonne. She is fluent in English, French and German, married, and has two children.