Gerard Gomez has been serving in the humanitarian aid sector for 33 years. He has worked for Médecins sans Frontières from 1989 to 2002 in El Salvador, Mozambique, South Sudan, Chechenia, Haiti, and Sri Lanka. He further worked with various UN Agencies between 2002 and 2021, including the United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian affair (OCHA) as regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean as well as for the Pacific region, and as a country director in Colombia, Burundi, while serving as a special senior humanitarian officer in Mali. He was also deployed with International Organization for Migration (IOM) to Colombia, in the coordination mechanism with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in response to the Venezuelan migration crisis.
He has experience in emergency preparedness and response, humanitarian coordination, crisis management, information management, analyses, advocacy, planning and logistic. He has worked in conflict situations as well as in climate-related crises including response missions to hurricanes, landslides, or floods, earthquakes or volcanic eruptions across the globe. He is currently retired from the United Nations.
Mr. Gomez holds a Master’s Degree in Logistics, and studied Anthropology at the Jussieu University in Paris.