Supporting excellence: How UNOPS' Grete Faremo plans to 'walk the talk'

Grete Faremo, executive director of the U.N. Office for Project Services. Photo by: Arbeiderpartiet / CC BY-ND

As a leader, Grete Faremo focuses on supporting great people to affect change — no matter how small.

Appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in July, the new executive director of the U.N. Office for Project Services brings government as well as private sector experience to the operational arm of the U.N., which helps partners deliver approximately $1 billion worth of aid in development projects every year.

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    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.