Chief of the Policy, Planning and Application Branch, United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office
Henk-Jan Brinkman has been Chief Policy, Planning and Application in the Peacebuilding Support Office of the United Nations since 2010. Previously, he was chief Economic Analysis in the World Food Programme. From 2001 to 2006 he was a Senior Economic Affairs Officer in the Executive Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations, where he advised Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Deputy Secretary-General Louise Frechette on economic, social and environmental issues. He started his career in the UN in 1989 in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in economics from the University of Groningen and a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research in New York City.