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Elena Manaenkova

Elena Manaenkova has been Assistant Secretary-General of WMO since 18 June 2010. Prior to this, she was Director of Cabinet of the Secretary-General and External Relations Department from March 2006.  She joined WMO in January 2003 as Director of Atmospheric Research and Environment Department.

Ms Manaenkova is a geographer with specialization in hydrology and meteorology graduated from the Moscow State University (1986). She holds Doctor’s degree (PhD) in physics and mathematics from Doctorate of Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia (1993) with specialization in meteorology, climatology, satellite meteorology and remote sensing from satellites.

Before joining WMO Ms Manaenkova devoted her career to the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring starting as scientific officer in the Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia - WMO World Meteorological Centre, and then worked in the Scientific Research Centre on Space Hydrometeorology “Planeta” on increasingly responsible positions up to the Scientific Secretary and Director of Department of Science and International Cooperation.

Ms Manaenkova was born in 1964 in Moscow, Russia. She is married and is mother of two children.









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