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Anh Nguyen

Migrant Assistance Division Head, International Organization for Migration

With over 20 years of private and public sector experience, Anh is responsible for overseeing IOM’s global approach to the protection and assistance of migrants, including programing on IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) and Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants (AVM).  AVM addresses the issue of human trafficking, children on the move, and marginalized and invisible migrant groups.

In his previous IOM postings, Anh was the Senior Regional Migrant Assistance Specialist for the IOM Regional Office for South-Eastern, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. In this role, he had technical oversight over programing related to migrant protection and assistance at the regional level, and supported the field missions to further their work and to ensure operational excellence of project implementation. While posted in Ukraine as the IOM Deputy Chief of Mission and Senior Program Coordinator, he managed IOM’s largest counter human trafficking program and was instrumental in advancing the current IOM approach to combating human trafficking.

Prior to joining IOM, Anh worked in the private sector where he held Director level positions for Pacific Gas and Electric Company based in California, and Altitude Software based in Lisbon, Portugal.

He holds a Bachelor of Art in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.