Yana Gevorgyan is the Director of GEO Secretariat since July 2021. Ms. Gevorgyan is an expert in international relations whose career spans humanitarian relief and development, international think tanks, and government organizations. Prior to her selection as the next Director of GEO Secretariat, Ms. Gevorgyan was the GEO Program Manager at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA). She had represented the United States to GEO in many capacities, including as a Co-Chair of the GEO Programme Board until May 2021. As a member of the United States delegation, Ms. Gevorgyan spearheaded several key initiatives in GEO, including the landmark policy on GEO Associates, the GEO Awards and GEO Pledge Campaign.