Gary Stahl took over as UNICEF Representative in Brazil on December 5, 2011. Before starting this mission, Gary has been for two years, the organization's representative in Chile. He also worked as Deputy Director of Public Sector Partnerships UNICEF, New York, 2004-2009. Gary began his career with UNICEF in 1994 as Coordinator of Emergency Operation in South West Rwanda, where he oversaw programmatic activities that served more than 400,000 displaced people in the country. Moved to Kigali, the Rwandan capital, in 1995, now in the role of Chief Operations field. As of July 1997, Gary Stahl starred with Programme Officer in Lima, Peru, working on projects to combat extreme poverty in the Andes, the Amazon and in the outskirts of urban areas. In April 2000, he became Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Programs and Treasurer NetAid Foundation in New York. From April 2003 to 2004, he served as UNICEF Representative in Nicaragua. Gary, who is American, has a degree in International Studies and Spanish Language from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.