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Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema was appointed Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity in June 2020, where she had been Acting Executive Secretary since December 2019. Prior to that, she served as Director of the Law Division at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya. She has over two decades of experience at the U.N. in global environmental law and policymaking, implementation of environmental and sustainable development programmes, and a deep knowledge of multilateral processes.