Prof. Celeste Saulo of Argentina has assumed office as the first female and first South American Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
She was Director of the National Meteorological Service of Argentina since 2014 and a former First Vice-President of WMO.
Prof. Saulo will guide WMO towards its vision of a world where all nations, especially the most vulnerable, are more resilient to extreme weather, climate, water and other environmental events.
She will spearhead the activities of the WMO community to transform science into the best possible services for society. This includes strengthening observations and data exchange necessary for reliable and accessible weather forecasts, benefiting from massive advances in artificial intelligence, and expanding Early Warning Services to protect everyone on Earth.