Since June 2019, Christine Cipolla has been the ICRC’s Regional Director for Asia-Pacific. Prior to assuming her new post, Christine Cipolla served as the ICRC’s Head of Delegation (HoD) in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), from 2016- 2019.
Ms Cipolla previously served as HoD in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2013-2016) and as Deputy Head of Operations in South Asia, in Geneva. Ms Cipolla joined the ICRC in 2005 and undertook a number of field missions (in Ethiopia, Myanmar, Uganda, Sri Lanka and Iraq), first as a Protection delegate, then as Head of Sub-Delegation.
Before joining the ICRC, Ms Cipolla worked with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Bunia, DRC and with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Gao, Mali. Ms Cipolla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law.