Structure of the Secretariat

Structure of the Secretariat

The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General, who is appointed by the World Meteorological Congress for a four-year term with a maximum tenure of 8 years. The Secretary-General has the responsibility to appoint all Secretariat staff, including the Deputy Secretary-General and the Assistant Secretary-General, in accordance with regulations established by Congress, and with the approval of the Executive Council.

 

 
Petteri Taalas

Entities under direct supervision of the Secretary-General

Legal Counsel
Internal Oversight Office
Ethics Office (to be shared with ITU)

Petteri Taalas
WMO Secretary-General

 Contact: sgomm@wmo.int 

Robert Masters

Cabinet and External Relations Department

Communications and Public Affairs
New York and Brussels liaison offices

Director: Robert Masters
Contact: cer@wmo.int

Angiolo Rolli

Resource Management Department

Budget Office
Finance Division
Human Resource Division
Information Technology and Common Services Division
Procurement, Contract Management and Travel Services (PTS) Division

Director: Angiolo Rolli
 

Elena Manaenkova/WMO

Entities under supervision of the Deputy Secretary-General

Strategic Planning Office
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), co-sponsored by WMO and UNEP

 

Elena Manaenkova
Deputy Secretary-General

Contact: dsgo@wmo.int

Terblanche

Research Department

Atmospheric Research and Environment Branch 

Co-Director: Deon Terblanche
Contact: are_res@wmo.int

Carlson

Research Department

World Climate Research Programme
(co-sponsored by WMO, UNESCO/IOC and ICSU)
Joint Planning Staff

Co-Director: David Carlson
Contact: wcrp@wmo.int

Johannes Cullmann

Climate and Water Department

Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch
Hydrology and Water Resources Branch
Global Framework for Climate Services
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Secretariat (co-sponsored by WMO, IOC/UNESCO, UNEP and ICSU)

Director: Johannes Cullmann

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Maja Carrieri

Language, Conference and Publishing Services Department

Linguistic Services and Publishing Branch
Conferences Unit

Director: Maja Carrieri
Contact: lcp-dir@wmo.int

 

Wenjian Zhang/WMOEntities under supervision of the Assistant Secretary-General

 

Wenjian Zhang
Assistant Secretary-General

Contact: asgo@wmo.int

Xu Tang

Weather and Disaster Risk Reduction Services Department

Meteorological Applications Branch
Disaster Risk Reduction and Service Delivery Branch

Director: Xu Tang
Contact: wds@wmo.int

Peiliang Shi

Observing and Information Systems Department 

WMO Integrated Global Observing System Branch
WMO Information System Branch
Global Climate Observing System (joint programme)

Acting Director: Peiliang Shi

Development & Regional Activities Department

Resource Mobilization Office
Office for the Least Developed Countries Programme and Regional Coordination
Regional Offices
Education and Training Office

Acting: Mary Power
Contact: dra@wmo.int