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

 

Petteri Taalas
Secretary-General

Contact: sgomm@wmo.int 

 

Entities under direct supervision of the Secretary-General:

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

Elena Manaenkova/WMO

 

Elena Manaenkova
Deputy Secretary-General

Contact: dsgo@wmo.int

Entities under supervision of the Deputy Secretary-General:

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

and the following departments:

Robert Masters

Cabinet and External Relations Department

Communications and Public Affairs
New York and Brussels liaison offices
Information Management Unit
Contact: cer@wmo.int

 

 
Director: Robert Masters

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)
Who is who in the Climate and Water Department

 

Director: Johannes Cullmann

Maja Carrieri

Language, Conference and Publishing Services Department

Linguistic Services and Publishing Branch
Conferences Unit

 

 

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

Terblanche

Research Department

Atmospheric Research and Environment Branch
World Climate Research Programme (co-sponsored by WMO, UNESCO/IOC and ICSU) Joint Planning Staff
Contact: are_res@wmo.int

 

 

Director: Deon Terblanche

Wenjian Zhang/WMO

 

Wenjian Zhang
Assistant Secretary-General

Contact: asgo@wmo.int

 

Entities under supervision of the Assistant Secretary-General:

Fernando Belda

Observing and Information Systems Department 

WMO Integrated Global Observing System Branch
WMO Information System Branch

 

Director: Fernando Belda

Development & Regional Activities Department

Resource Mobilization Office
Office for the Least Developed Countries Programme and Regional Coordination
Regional Offices
Education and Training Office
Contact: dra@wmo.int

 

Director: Mary Power

 

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

Xu Tang

Weather and Disaster Risk Reduction Services Department

Meteorological Applications Branch
Multi-hazard Early Warning Services Division
Contact: wds@wmo.int

 

Director: Xu Tang