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Our Team

UNDP work in Asia and the Pacific is led by:  

Kanni Wignaraja 
Assistant Secretary General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific

Valerie Cliff
Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Director of the Bangkok Regional Hub

Team at Headquarters in New York
Elena Tischenko, Chief, Strategic Planning and Oversight
Claire Van der Vaeren, Chief, Country Office Liaison and Coordination

Team at Bangkok Regional Hub
Jaco Cilliers, Chief, Regional Policy and Programme Support
Nicholas Booth, Officer-in-Charge, Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Scott Standley, Officer-in-Charge, Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development
Srilata Kammila, Team Leader, UNDP-Global Environment Facility for Asia and the Pacific 
Sanny Jegillos, Senior Adviser, Disaster Risk Reduction
Håkan Björkman, Regional Health Advisor and Team Leader for Asia and the Pacific
Koh Miyaoi, Gender Adviser
Alexandru Oprunenco, Programme Specialist, Knowledge and Innovation
Nan Li Collins, Manager of UN SDGs Impact Finance, and Lead for South-South and Triangular Coorperation
Patrick Haverman, Regional Adviser, Partnership
James George, Country Programme Advisor and Head of East Asia and the Pacific Cluster
Mohammad Younus, Programme Adviser and Head of the South and West Asia Cluster
Ramakrishnan Iyer, Management Adviser
Cedric Monteiro, Regional Communications Adviser
Keshini Wijesundera, Manager, Transactional Services

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