Hervé Verhoosel

Spokesperson, World Humanitarian Summit (United Nations)

Hervé Verhoosel is the Spokesperson of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), to be hosted in Istanbul on May 23-24.

An initiative of UN Secretary General ban Ki-moon and managed by UN OCHA, the first World Humanitarian Summit will bring together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises and new partners including the private sector to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future.

Herve was previously leading the Roll Back Malaria office at the United Nations in New York and is was also Head of External Relations, Advocacy and Communication.

Before joining WHS/UN and RBM, Herve was a consultant for the International Crisis Group and George Soros’s OSI Foundation. Prior to that, Mr. Verhoosel worked for ten years in advocacy, external relations and communications. He also served as Spokesman for a member of the Belgian Government.