Speakers

Adrian van der Knaap

Adrian van der Knaap

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Deputy Regional Director East Africa

Adrian van der Knaap is currently WFP’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa in charge of supply chain. Previous positions in WFP include Chief Logistics in HQ, Head of Logistics in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Angola and Sudan as well as Head of the Sub-Office in Gulu/Uganda and Juba/Sudan. From 2002 to 2006, he led the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre in Rome (the predecessor of the Logistics Cluster) with stints in Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to WFP, Adrian has worked as a Logistics Officer for MSF-Holland (Khartoum) and for Norwegian People’s Aid (South Sudan) as well as a Civil-Military Liaison Officer for UNHCR (Zaire) and for FAO’s Emergency Division (seconded by WFP). Prior to joining the humanitarian sector, he worked in the banking sector and selection & recruitment business.