Karolina Lindholm Billing
UNHCR Representative in Ukraine since May 2021
Ms. Karolina Lindholm Billing is UNHCR’s Representative in Ukraine. Prior to her current post, she served as Deputy Representative for UNHCR in Lebanon, between January 2017 and May 2021.
From Göteborg, Sweden, Ms. Lindholm Billing joined UNHCR in 1999 as Associate Protection Officer in UNHCR’s Liaison Office for the Baltic States (Latvia) and has since worked for UNHCR in various legal and protection policy positions, as well as in management and liaison functions in field operations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and in the Division of International Protection at UNHCR’s Headquarters. She has also undertaken emergency missions to Kenya and Somalia as Senior Protection Coordinator to respond to refugee crises.
Ms. Lindholm Billing holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Stockholm, with a specialization in international public law and in human rights. She is married and has three teenage children.
As Representative of UNHCR in Ukraine, she manages a diverse team of some 370 staff based in 10 locations (Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Poltava, Lviv, Uzhhorod, Chernivtsi, Donetsk, Luhansk and Odesa).
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