Who are the decision makers?
The UN Resident Coordinator and designated representative of the UN Secretary-General is also the leader of the United Nations Country Team playing a central role in coordinating the UN operational activities for development.
The UNDP Resident Representative is the UNDP Administrator's representative at the country level, and head of the country office being ultimately responsible for the quality and sustainability of UNDP interventions.
Ms. Razina Bilgrami (Pakistan) is the Resident Representative a.i. of UNDP in the Islamic Republic of Iran. She has over twenty years of experience with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) spearheading sustainable development, providing visioning, strategic and analytic thinking, policy direction, portfolio management and partnership development. And fourteen years of experience with the private sector in the fields of civil engineering and environmental management.
Ms. Bilgrami assumed her duties in Tehran in December 2018.
Her work experience is as follows:
2017 - 2018: Senior Policy Advisor supporting UN Agencies in Arab States and Asia-Pacific.
2014 – 2016: UNDP Country Advisor and Cluster Head, (North-East Asia and South West Asia) at UNDP Regional Hub, Bangkok, Thailand.
2012 – 2014: UNDP Country Director a.i., Sri Lanka.
2010 – 2012: UNDP Deputy Country Director (Programmes), Sri Lanka.
2002 – 2010: Deputy Chief of UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific - South and West Asia Division - New York, USA.
1997 – 2002: UNDP Assistant Resident Representative and Head of the Environment Unit, Islamabad, Pakistan.
1995 – 1997: Projects Manager at National Environmental Consulting, Karachi, Pakistan.
1983 – 1994: Civil Engineer at Techno-Consult International Consulting Engineers, Karachi, Pakistan.