Anoush Rima Tatevossian has served as the Strategic Communications and Engagement Lead for the World Food Programme (WFP) since April 2018. She advises the WFP on strategic communications, engagement and advocacy efforts to enable digital transformation, data and innovation initiatives across the UN’s largest humanitarian agency.
Previously, she was the Senior Communications Officer for the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation in New York, leading a 20-person panel of multi-disciplinary independent experts, chaired by Jack Ma and Melinda Gates, tasked with proposing values and modalities for working cooperatively across sectors, disciplines and borders to address challenges in the digital age. She has also worked as Director of UN Relations for GSMA facilitating strategic relationships between the UN community and the mobile technology industry to profile & strengthen solutions and policies in support of the SDGs. She also she led global strategic partnerships and communications for the United Nations Global Pulse, an innovation initiative of the Secretary-General, which focuses on leveraging the opportunities afforded by big data and real-time analytics for global development and resilience through its network of “Pulse Labs.” Previously, she has worked at MobileActive.org and as director of the Armenian Volunteer Corps, a grassroots organization in Yerevan, Armenia.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from College of William and Mary and a Master of Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California.