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Shanelle Hall

Deputy Executive Director, Field Results
Shanelle Hall was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 6 June, 2016. In addition to her role as part of the executive leadership team of UNICEF, she oversees two of UNICEF’s divisions: the Field Results Group and Supply Division. The Field Results Group spearheads UNICEF’s efforts to meet programmatic goals and achieve results for children - through capacity building in field offices, results-based programming, real-time monitoring and reporting on results. Supply Division serves as the organization’s procurement, supply and logistics headquarters, based in Copenhagen. Ms. Hall also leads a cross-organizational initiative on scaling up high impact innovations, with the goal of accelerating the achievement of results for children, in collaboration with businesses and other partners. 
Ms. Hall previously served as Director of UNICEF’s Supply Division (2007-2016), where she oversaw UNICEF’s global supply activities and emergency supply response, with an annual expenditure exceeding USD 3.4 billion. She helped to expand the Supply function beyond service delivery to being a major strategic contributor to UNICEF results. Further, she helped strengthen Supply Division’s relationship with businesses, from one of supplier to core partner, with a shared goal of achieving healthy and sustainable markets for commodities for children. Prior to that role, Shanelle served as Deputy Director of Supply Division and Chief of Immunization in Supply Division.
Ms. Hall introduced “vaccine security” as a means of safeguarding a sustainable, uninterrupted supply of affordable, quality vaccines to the world’s most vulnerable children. Prior to joining UNICEF in 1998, Shanelle had a distinguished career with the private sector.
Ms. Hall is a U.S. national from Seattle, Washington and is an Industrial and Systems Engineer.