Ms. Cihan Sultanoğlu

Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (RBEC)

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Cihan previously served as the Director of Human Resources in UNDP’s Bureau of Management. Prior to this, she served as:



      - Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director, RBEC (2007-2010)


      - UN Resident Co-ordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus (2004-2007)


     - UN Resident Co-ordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Lithuania (2000-2005)


      - Deputy Resident Representative in Morocco (1995-2000)


      - Deputy to the Director of the Office of the Administrator (1993-1995)


      - Recruitment Officer and later Staffing Specialist for Junior Professional Officers (JPO), Division of Personnel (1988-1993)


      - Recruitment Officer, Division of Personnel, (1986-1988)


      - Administrative Officer, UNDP Malawi (1982-1985)


      - Administrative Trainee, New York and Bangkok, Thailand, UNDP (1981-1982)


      Research Assistant and Programme Director, Center for Sex Roles and Social Change, School of International Affairs, Columbia University, New York (1980-1981)



Ms. Sultanoğlu holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the School of International Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University as well as a BA in Economics from Barnard College at Columbia University, New York.