Jagan Chapagain is the Under Secretary General for Programmes and Operation at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). He has spent more than 25 years with the IFRC. He was Chief of Staff in Geneva, managing the Office of the Secretary General before assuming the current role in June 2017. From 2011 to 2015, as Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, he provided leadership in responding to large scale humanitarian crises. Previously, he held various leadership positions including Head of Operations for the Asia Pacific region, Head of Regional Delegation for Central Asia and Senior Regional Officer for South Asia in Geneva.