Amy Fraenkel
Executive Secretary 
(CMS Executive Secretary; 
time dedicated to ASCOBANS: 3%)



Melanie Virtue
Senior Advisor 
(Head, CMS Aquatic Species Team; 
time dedicated to ASCOBANS: 15%)


Jenny Renell
ASCOBANS Coordinator 
(CMS Aquatic Species Team; 
time dedicated to ASCOBANS: 75%)


Bettina Reinartz
Administrative Assistant 
(50% part-time position)


Contact details:

UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn, Germany

Tel.: +49 228 815 2416
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Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the Secretariat staff is working from home until further notice and are adhering to social distancing and travel restrictions following instructions from UN Bonn and the UNEP Headquarters.  We aim at maintaining the operations of the Secretariat running and uninterrupted.  Staff is reachable at their business email addresses and office telephone numbers with call forwarding.  If we are unable to answer your call and you wish a call back, please leave a voice message (call forwarding service does not record the incoming phone number).  Should any delay occur in our response in these extraordinary circumstances, we ask for your understanding and patience.  Thank you.