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Amy Pope – U.S. Candidate for IOM Deputy Director General for Management and Reform
March 11, 2021

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U.S. Candidate for the
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Deputy Director General for Management and Reform


The United States is proud to nominate Ms. Amy E. Pope for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Deputy Director General for Management and Reform position.

Ms. Pope is a transformative leader in international migration policy with demonstrated experience improving complex organizations. She has extensive technical knowledge of migration challenges that span the breadth of IOM’s engagement, experience managing large-scale budgets and operations, and is an innovative and strategic thinker with a proven ability to translate policies into actionable steps.

Ms. Pope previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor from 2015-2017, and as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director on Transborder Security from 2013-2015. At the White House, she developed and implemented comprehensive strategies to manage migration surges, address trafficking in persons, respond to the Zika and Ebola outbreaks, and prepare communities to react to climate crises. Since then, she has continued to promote dialogue on global migration challenges through her academic writing and work with Chatham House.

Ms. Pope has guided government entities and private sector organizations through organizational change, working with them to better strategize, innovate, and manage risk. She has a strong record of developing staff and building empowered and diverse teams to achieve change—a skill that will serve as an asset to ongoing reforms at IOM. In addition, Ms. Pope has exceptional experience building partnerships and promoting collaboration. She has worked with multilateral organizations, governments, and community stakeholders to develop and execute polices on migration, refugee resettlement, and countering violent extremism.

The United States is committed to the humane management of migration and supports IOM’s crucial role addressing global migration challenges. Strong well-qualified leadership is vital to help IOM achieve its goals, and our nomination of Amy Pope to serve as Deputy Director General for Management and Reform at IOM, reflects our desire to ensure IOM has the leadership it needs for the challenges ahead.

Biography of Ms. Amy E. Pope (pdf)