Kristin Marie Dadey
Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Ms. Dadey, an American national, officially took up her position as Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration in the Philippines in February 2018. Ms. Dadey has more than 15 years of global experience designing and implementing strategies to manage migration in emergency, post crisis and development contexts. Ms. Dadey has demonstrated success in advising governments and building strategic partnerships with the private sector and civil society on a range of migration governance issues, with a focus on combatting human trafficking. She is committed to advancing a greater understanding of the role of migration in development, while also bringing assistance to marginalized migrant communities.
Prior to the Philippines, Ms. Dadey served as the Senior Program Manager at the IOM Mission in Cambodia for four years where she worked with the Royal Government of Cambodia and the private sector to build skills development programs for migrant workers as well strengthen labour standards to reduce exploitative practices in the migration process. She also established migrant protection services and protocols for survivors of human trafficking, vulnerable migrants and refugees. In addition to Cambodia, Ms. Dadey worked for IOM Missions to the Republic of Indonesia, the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Georgia. Ms. Dadey began working for IOM in Indonesia, where she was instrumental in setting up IOM’s disaster response to the 2004 tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Before joining IOM in 2003, Ms. Dadey practiced law in Washington, DC. Ms. Dadey has a Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration from Syracuse University’s College of Law and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ms. Dadey is married with four children.