Andrew Alspach was appointed Chief of OCHA’s Information Management Branch in 2019. He is also currently the Head of the OCHA Istanbul office.
Mr. Alspach has almost 20 years’ experience with OCHA. He joined in 2003 as Humanitarian Information Centre Area Office Manager in Basra region, Iraq, and since then he has served in various capacities in OCHA including Deputy Head of Office for Yemen and Syria offices, based in Amman, Jordan.
Mr. Alspach has extensive experience with UNHCR in Europe, Africa and the response to the Venezuela crisis in Latin America. Prior to that, he worked in development with FAO and the private sector, and as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia.
Mr. Alspach, an American national, has a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems