Stephanie Ngo
Senior Consultant
(Sri Lanka)

Stephanie is a seasoned HR and Change Management Advisor with over 20 years of experience in organizational realignment, HR process reforms, and global advisory roles. Her expertise encompasses coaching senior management through transitions, organizational design, talent management, and HR business process improvements. Beginning her UN career as a JPO, she has held key roles such as Acting Chief of HR Services for UNFPA , establishing UNOPS' global HR Integrated and Practice Advice services and has worked across the humanitarian and development sector supporting HQ, field and emergency operations. 

In her advisory capacity in Human Resources, she has overseen a team of over 50 HR personnel across the globe responsibile for for 5470 personnel across 18 organizational units in 145 countries. She set up HR service portfolios covering thousands of personnel in support of UNHCR, The Millennium Promise Alliance, Inc, UN-Habitat, ILO, WHO, and UNFPA. Stephanie has worked as a Regional HR Advisor and HR Strategic Partner for Asia and Pacific as well as Latin America and the Caribbean and raised millions of dollars from donors for additional resources for HR services for the organizations she worked for. She was awarded the Executive Director’s Award for “outstanding contributions that have placed UNOPS at the forefront of excellence in Human Resources”.

Stephanie holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management (Culture and Change Management) and a BA in Business Studies from the University of Westminster in London. She is a Co-Active Coach, Trained Mediator from MWI and is certified in Belbin Team Coaching and the Team Diagnostic Survey (TDS). She has studied negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution through Harvard Programme on Negotiation. Stephanie is a global citizen, of Vietnamese origin, she is national of Germany, grew up in the Philippines, studied in England and France, and is bilingual in German and English. She studied eight languages and currently resides in Sri Lanka, with her husband and two children, after several years in Nepal, Australia, Thailand and Denmark.