United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Philippe Poinsot of France as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Côte d’Ivoire, with the host Government’s approval.
Mr. Poinsot brings 30 years of experience in sustainable development work, including as United Nations Resident Coordinator, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative and UNDP Country Director. His most recent assignments were in Morocco (2015-2019), United Republic of Tanzania (2010-2014) and Mali (2004-2009). Prior to that, he served in various policy functions with UNDP in New York (1997‑2003) in Lebanon (1993-1996) and Zimbabwe (1990-1992).
He holds a post-graduate Master of Business Administration from EDHEC in Lille and a masters in agroecology and environmental sciences from ISARA (France Agro) in Lyon.