About UNDP Resident Representative a.i.
About UNDP Resident Representative
As in most countries, the UN Resident Coordinator also serves as the UNDP Resident Representative in Iran.
Mr. Simonsen, a national of Denmark, holds an Masters of Arts in Political Science and English from University of Aarhus (1976). Specialization: Development Studies, Globalization and Global Governance, International Relations, Scandinavian Development Policies, Political Philosophy. Mr. Simonsen's work experience and postings with the UN have been as follows:
March 2012 – present: Owner and Director of Strategy Consulting for Development.
2006 – 2012: Director, Nordic Office/UNDP in Copenhagen.
2003 – 2006: UN Resident Coordinator / UNDP RR in Turkey.
2000 – 2003: UNDP Deputy Regional Director, RBEC.
1997 – 2000: UNDP Deputy Regional Director, RBLAC.
1994 – 1997: UN Resident Coordinator / UNDP RR in Peru.
1991 – 1994: Deputy Chief, Division I, RBLAC, UNDP.
1988 – 1991: UNDP Deputy Representative in Nicaragua.
1986 – 1988: UNDP Deputy Representative in Panama.
1983 – 1986: UNFPA Programme Officer, New York.
1980 – 1982: Junior Professional Officer, UNDP, Honduras.