La Secretaría, con sede en Ginebra, está dirigida por el Secretario General. La Oficina Ejecutiva está formada por el Secretario General, el Secretario General Adjunto y el Subsecretario General.

El Secretario General es designado por el Congreso Meteorológico Mundial por un mandato de cuatro años que puede extenderse, como máximo, a ocho años. El Secretario General se encarga del conjunto de actividades técnicas y administrativas de la Secretaría. En el desempeño de sus funciones delega autoridad sustantiva en el Secretario General Adjunto y el Subsecretario General. El Secretario General tiene la responsabilidad de nombrar a todo el personal de la Secretaría, incluidos el Secretario General Adjunto y el Subsecretario General, de acuerdo con las normas fijadas por el Congreso y con la aprobación del Consejo Ejecutivo.

Board of Directors

In June 2019, the World Meteorological Congress approved a reform of the WMO governance and a vision for 2030 as well as other changes that called for an overhaul of the structure of the Secretariat. One of the most important changes implemented thus far is the creation of a Board of Directors. The Board, composed of senior Directors, meets once a month to discuss overall progress towards achieving departmental targets and overall organizational objectives and goals. The senior management team of Directors signs annual compacts (accountability documents) to ensure delivery on the Organization's high-level objectives.




Secretario General

Profesor Petteri Taalas

El profesor Petteri Taalas ocupa el cargo de Secretario General de la OMM desde el 1 de enero de 2016. Fue designado por el Congreso Meteorológico Mundial en 2015 por un primer mandato de cuatro años. Actualmente cumple su segundo mandato de cuatro años (de enero de 2020 a diciembre de 2023).

Secretaria General Adjunta

Doctora Elena Manaenkova

La doctora Elena Manaenkova desempeña el cargo de Secretaria General Adjunta desde 2016. Previamente ocupó el puesto de Subsecretaria General de la OMM en 2010 y el de Directora del Gabinete del Secretario General y Departamento de Relaciones Exteriores en 2006.

Subsecretario General

Doctor Wenjian Zhang

El doctor Wenjian Zhang desempeña el cargo de Subsecretario General desde 2016. Anteriormente ocupó el puesto de Director del Departamento de Sistemas de Observación y de Información de la OMM y del Programa Espacial de la OMM.

Director, Cabinet Office of the Secretary-General

Paul Egerton, PhD

Dr Paul Egerton is the Director of the Cabinet Office of the Secretary-General, which includes Executive Management; Strategic Communications, External Relations, Protocol; Monitoring Evaluation, Risk Performance Unit; Controller's Office; UN Affairs Office and EU Affairs Office. The Head of the Secretariat of the Climate Risk Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative also reports to the Director of the Cabinet.

Director, Governance Services

Maja Carrieri

Maja Carrieri (née Drazenovic) is the Director of Governance Services, a department which includes the Linguistic Services and Publishing Branch, the Conference Unit, Building Services and Management Unit and Administrative Services.

Director, Science & Innovation, and WMO Chief Scientist

Jürg Luterbacher, Professor

Professor Jürg Luterbacher has been the Director of Science and Innovation since January 2020 and the WMO Chief Scientist since May 2020. 

Director, Member Services & Development

Mary Power

Ms Power started at WMO in 2008 as the Director for Resource Mobilization and Development Partners, then became the Director for Development and Regional Activities in 2016.  Since coming to WMO,  Ms Power has broadened her scope and experience geographically, politically and thematically from well beyond the Asia-Pacific region.

Director, Infrastructure

Anthony Rea, PhD

Dr Anthony Rea has been the Director of Infrastructure since November 2019. A strong leader with a management background, he brings decades of experience in observations and data and in fostering collaboration at the international and national level to WMO.

Director, Services

Johan Stander, PhD

Dr Johan Stander was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in 1963. He studied meteorology, then obtained a PhD in oceanography. Dr Stander worked for the South African Weather Service for 37 years, starting in 1982. He often speaks about the great opportunities his country provided him first as a forecaster from 1989 then promoting him to positions of greater preminence that permitted him to gain extensive national and international experience.