Jeremiah Lengoasa has been Deputy Secretary-General of WMO since 1 March 2010. Prior to this, he was Assistant Secretary-General of WMO since 8 August 2005. He holds Master’s degrees in Climatology and Development Management from Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa, and for several years worked as a teacher and university lecturer in geography and environmental studies.
Mr Lengoasa served in the South African public service in the areas of environment, environmental regulations and environmental quality and protection, followed by a period in the private sector as a senior bank manager.
From 2003 to 2005, Mr Lengoasa was Chief Executive Officer of the South African Weather Service and Permanent Representative of South Africa with WMO and was a member of the WMO Executive Council.