United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Yannick Glemarec of France as Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) at the Assistant Secretary-General level. He will succeed John Hendra of Canada to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.
Mr. Glemarec will be responsible for setting the direction and guiding the planning, coordination, management and oversight of all programme activities and services provided by the Programme and Policy Bureau. He will serve as one of the two Deputies to the Executive Director of UN-Women.
Currently the Executive Coordinator for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (since 2013), after serving as UNDP Executive Coordinator for the Global Environment Facility in New York for six years, Mr. Glemarec brings over 25 years of experience in fund administration, programme management and leadership in development cooperation at the international level in developing countries and at Headquarters. He has held responsible positions notably as Assistant Resident Representative for the UNDP Country Office in Vietnam and Deputy Resident Representative for UNDP China and Bangladesh.
Mr. Glemarec holds a PhD from the University of Paris in environment sciences, and two master degrees in hydrology and in business administration. He has authored and co-authored several publications in the field of climate finance, renewable energy and natural disaster risk management.