About us

Our Team

UNDP work in Asia and the Pacific is led by:  

Christophe Bahuet, Deputy Regional Director 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
Swarnim Waglé, Senior Team Leader, Strategy, Policy and Partnerships

Team at Bangkok Regional Hub
Jaco Cilliers, Chief, Regional Policy and Programme Support
Nicholas Booth, Team Leader, Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
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
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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