With solid experience in media and external communications, Hadrien Bonnaud’s expertise centers on developing high-impact communication strategies to strengthen the work of the United Nations in its mission to advance human rights.
Currently Chief of Communication at UNICEF Benin, Hadrien Bonnaud plays an instrumental role in promoting children’s rights trough media and influencing leaders to implement public policies that ensure equity for every child, as well as taking the lead in crisis communication response such as Lassa Fever and cholera outbreaks. Previously, Hadrien Bonnaud served as media adviser to the first Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, notably during high level meetings and official visits to put gender equality on top of the global political agenda.
Among his responsibilities while working as a news-writer at the French language UN News Centre in New-York headquarters, Hadrien Bonnaud produced reports on breaking news across the world. Working for UNICEF in Togo, he was responsible for raising awareness on protection of children’s rights during the sensitive period around the 2007 electoral process. He also contributed to coordination around advocacy and fundraising for the emergency response to malnutrition during the 2008 world hunger crisis.
He started his career as a journalist in a French cultural newspaper Zurban, writing cultural reviews and publishing stories on civil society activism. Born in Paris, France, Hadrien Bonnaud holds a graduate degree in International Cooperation, Humanitarian Action and Development Policies and a degree in Law from the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne.