Meet MOPAN

Suzanne Steensen

Head of Secretariat

Previously the Head of the Development Finance Architecture and Global Governance unit in the OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate, she implemented new strategic orientations of the policy work on standard setting, benchmarking and analysis of the changing development finance landscape and built new partnerships, including with the UN, in the run-up to the 2015 Third International Conference on Financing for Development and the adoption of 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Prior to joining the OECD in 2007, Ms Steensen held several positions within the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ bilateral development co-operation branch (Danida) and with international consultancy firms COWI and NIRAS. Ms Steensen, a Danish and Togolese national, holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematical Economics from the University of Copenhagen (1998). Email contact:Suzanne.steensen@mopanonline.org

Samer Hachem

Secretariat Senior Advisor

Samer Hachem joined the MOPAN Secretariat as Senior Advisor in 2017. Prior to this, he worked for the Independent Development Evaluation of the African Development Bank Group, where he was manager in charge of evaluations of institutional processes and reforms, and of country strategies and programs. Besides his evaluation experience, Samer brings expertise in results management in multilateral organisations, including UNDP and the African Development Bank. His more than 20 years professional experience also includes management consulting, leading programme management offices for large change initiatives, and working on performance management in the banking sector. Samer holds an MBA from HEC Montreal, and an engineering diploma from Ecole Centrale Paris. He is a French and Tunisian national. Email contact: samer.hachem@mopanonline.org

Christian Frutiger

MOPAN 2022 Chair

Ambassador Christian Frutiger represents Switzerland’s chairmanship of MOPAN in 2022. He is Assistant Director General and Head of Global Cooperation at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Mr Frutiger leads SDC’s thematic global programmes on climate change, water, migration, public health and food security. He is responsible for resource allocation and policy dialogue with Switzerland’s priority multilateral organisations. Prior to the SDC, Mr Frutiger served as Vice President and Global Head of Public Affairs at the Nestlé Group, including SDG alignment, non-financial reporting and stakeholder engagement. He gained extensive experience in the humanitarian field, working for ICRC in CIS, Latin America, Africa and Afghanistan, and as Deputy Head of Operations for Eastern Europe and Head of the Major Donor Relations Unit at headquarters. Mr Frutiger holds an MA in Translation, a BA in Russian and Political Science and an Executive MSc in Communications Management.