Karin Hulshof assumed the position of UNICEF Deputy Executive Director for Partnerships, ad interim, on 10 December 2021. She has worked for UNICEF for more than 30 years. Prior to her current role, she served as UNICEF Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific since June 2016 and was based in Bangkok, Thailand, where she was responsible for regional oversight and ensuring overall policy and programme coherence and advocacy for UNICEF. Between 2012 and 2016, she was UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia. Prior to that, she served as UNICEF Representative to India; Director of UNICEF’s Public-sector Alliances and Resource Mobilization Office at UNICEF Headquarters in New York; and Chief of Staff to the Executive Director in New York.
Ms. Hulshof also held field positions in Romania, Moldova, Belgium, Brazil, Guatemala and Costa Rica. Before joining UNICEF, She worked at the Council of Youth Affairs and Institute of Criminology in the Netherlands. Ms. Hulshof graduated from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with a Master of Arts in Social Science and specializations in Economics, Spanish, Cultural Anthropology and Education. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Senate of the University of Bucharest, Romania