Karin Holmgrunn Sham Poo
, 1943- ), became the first female Senior Vice President of banking in Norway
. She was later recruited to UNICEF
and became its Deputy Executive Director based in New York City. She retired from UNICEF in 2004, but is currently UNICEF Special Envoy to the Caribbean
. In her daily life she is an advocate for women's rights and children's rights. Mrs. Sham Poo served as interim Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict from August to October 2005.