24 July, IstanbulAgi Veres officially began her role last week as the Deputy Regional Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, based in Istanbul.

In this role, she will lead the Istanbul Regional Hub’s work supporting 17 countries and one territory to deliver on UNDP’s mission of achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. This area spans Central Asia, the Western CIS and South Caucasus, and Western Balkans.

Ms. Veres previously served as Country Director, then Resident Representative of UNDP in China where she led UNDP’s domestic development programme, as well as UNDP’s engagement with the country on South-South and global development cooperation.

Ms. Veres has been working for UNDP since 2002 in various capacities at headquarters, regional and country levels. Prior to her appointments in UNDP China, she was the Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in Lesotho (2011-2015), and deputy of the Bratislava Regional Centre for Europe and the CIS (2009-2011).

Ms Veres also served as Deputy Chief for Policy and Programme in Bratislava Regional Centre for Europe and the CIS (2006-2008), Corporate Reporting and Business Analysis Team Lead (2005-2006), and ICT Communications Officer at UNDP Headquarters (2002-2005).

Prior to joining UNDP, Ms. Veres worked in the private sector as a management consultant for Accenture, as an Organizational Change Management expert in Hungary and New York (1997 to 2002) with specialization in organizational effectiveness, change management and business process reengineering.

Ms. Veres is a native of Hungary and has a degree of Master of Sciences in Business Administration from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences.

For more information, please contact: Nicolas Douillet at nicolas.douillet@undp.org

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