Korea, Democratic People's Republic (DPRK)

New WFP Representative takes up his post in DPR Korea
Published on 6 March 2013

WFP/Dierk Stegen

The new WFP Representative for DPR Korea, Mr. Dierk Stegen, a German national, arrived in Pyongyang on 2 March 2013.

Prior to his nomination as WFP's Representative in DPR Korea, Mr. Stegen led the Ocean Transportation Service as Chief of Shipping in WFP's Headquarters. 

Mr. Stegen joined WFP in 1990 and has held key positions in several countries where WFP is providing humanitarian assistance. From 2000-2002 Dierk Stegen was deployed to DPRK  as Senior Logistics Officer for WFP, managing the arrival and onward transportation of more than 1.5 million metric tons of food commodities distributed to the most vulnerable people in the country.

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Marcus Prior

Deputy Head of Programme

Marcus, a former journalist, has worked in WFP Communications for 10 years in Africa and Asia. Deputy Head of Programme in Afghanistan, currently deployed in Iraq for a mission.