Sima Newell, Director, Technology and Innovation Department, UNAIDS

Sima Newell is the Director of the Technology and Innovation Department. She is an electrical engineer, specialized in telecommunications, with over 20 years of experience in the fields of information technology and information management.

Prior to joining UNAIDS in 2004, Ms Newell worked with the World Health Organization, in the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, the United Nations Office in Geneva, and the International Labour Office.  Before joining the UN system, she worked in the dot-com sector.   

Ms Newell is fluent in English and French and holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from McGill University. She has been a guest lecturer for the International Organizations MBA programme of the University of Geneva.