Sophy Janowski joined ICCROM as Chief Management Officer in the summer of 2015. Ms. Janowski oversees all aspects of ICCROM’s operations and has overall responsibility for budget and finance, human resources, information systems, building and operations, as well as organizational development and resource mobilization.
Before joining ICCROM, Ms. Janowski worked as head of management and communications at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (OECD/CTPA). Prior to that, she worked as manager, resource development at the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan where she devised global fund-raising strategies for institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) as well as the Chantilly Foundation, an institution dedicated to the restoration and development of the Domaine de Chantilly, a major historical estate and museum located north of Paris. Earlier in her career, Ms. Janowski worked for the Canadian government and for several agencies of the United Nations system. In 1995 she joined the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) as management specialist to support an organization-wide change management and process re-engineering project funded by the U.S. State Department and the Canadian government. She continued working on organizational development projects in UNHCR’s human resources department and was in charge of the implementation of an executive training program for UNHCR’s senior staff. From 2000 to 2002 she was seconded from UNHCR to Unicef where she was responsible for the overall financial analysis and performance reporting of foundation, corporate and individual fund-raising. She later joined UNHCR’s resource mobilization department where she successfully expanded UNHCR’s funding from major public donors while contributing to the implementation of the organization’s integrated management information system.
Ms. Janowski earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from York University in Toronto and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Geneva Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC).
ICCROM is pleased to welcome her.
Member State represented: Canada
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