Kilian Kleinschmidt has over 25 years hands-on experience in international
development, emergency response, resource mobilization, and
political/regional cooperation in a wide range of organizations (UN, NGOs),
countries and programs.
Previous assignments include Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia,
Deputy Representative for UNHCR in Kenya, Deputy to the Special Envoy of the
UN Secretary General for Assistance to Pakistan.
In his recent position as the UNHCR Mafraq Head of Sub-Office and Camp
Manager for Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, the worlds second-largest
refugee camp and the largest camp for Syrian refugees, he has exceeded all
expectations and has achieved the impossible, transforming Zaatari from a
chaotic and crime-ridden place to a thriving and stable community ready for
its transition to the next phase of its development.