Leadership

Mr. Hubert Price

Head of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia

Mr. Hubert Price has over 20 years of experience in United Nations peacekeeping operations, most recently as Director of Mission Support for the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) between 2010 and 2015, and later as Acting Assistant Secretary-General in the Department of Field Support until June 2016.

From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Price served as Chief of Integrated Support Services in the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET), after which he spent two years as Chief Administrative Officer in the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). He then served as Chief of Mission Support in the United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) from 2006 until 2010, during which period he acted simultaneously as interim Chief of Staff.

A retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Armed Forces, Mr. Price has been involved in United Nations peacekeeping operations since 1994.

A graduate of the University of Richmond, Virginia, Mr. Price also holds an advanced degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.

Born in 1953, he is married and has two children.

Mr. Amadu Kamara

Director of Mission Support, UNSOM and Director of UNSOS

Mr Kamara is a United States citizen of Sierra Leonean descent. He completed higher education in the United States of America, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from the State University of New York. Post-graduate studies were undertaken at the New School for Social Research in New York. Mr Kamara joined the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) as a Procurement Officer in October of 1993. During his tenure he served in a variety of capacities in the support component of peacekeeping operations, both at HQNY and a significant number of field missions.

His current assignment, which he assumed in April 2012, includes Directorship of the UN office that provides support to African Union troops in Somalia (UNSOA). UNSOA also provides support to the office of the Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes (SESG) and to the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG). In addition to this role he is serving as the Director of Mission Support for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

Mr. Harjit Dhindsa

Deputy Director of United Nations Support Office in Somalia

Mr. Dhindsa joined the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) as a Logistics Officer in March of 2001.

During his tenure he served in a variety of capacities in the support component of peacekeeping operations, both at United Nations Headquarters New York and a number of field missions. Prior to this he served with the Indian Army as Colonel in the Parachute Regiment.

He assumed his current assignment in November 2014, and as Deputy Director provides close support across all UNSOS responsibilities.