Gina Casar

Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator

Gina Casar was appointed Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, effective 1 June 2014.

Gina Casar has a rich and distinguished career, with wide-ranging management experience in both private and public sectors (national and international) and in academia.  

Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Casar served as Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts, Controller and Representative of the Secretary-General for the investments of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund. She also served as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Resource Management and Accountability and Chief Financial Officer (2009-2011), and earlier as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance and Budget (2004-2006) at the World Food Programme in Rome.  

Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Casar was National Treasurer of Mexico (2006-2009); Chief Financial Officer, Banco Nacional de Servicios Financieros (2001-2004); Deputy General Director, Banking Sector, Ministry of Finance (1999-2001); and Deputy Vice President, National Banking Commission in Mexico (1995-1999).

She began her career as a Professor and Headed the School of Accounting and Administration, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Ms. Casar holds a Degree in Public Accounting as well as a Masters of Business Administration from ITAM, Mexico.

Latest Speeches

Gina Casar: Remarks at the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) High-Level Event

24 Sep 2014

Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations, New York                                           more

Gina Cesar: Opening Remarks at the Wasserwerk Plenary of the United Nations Volunteers Partnerships Forum 2014: Innovation in Volunteer Action

30 Sep 2014

Bonn, Germany Deputy Mayor Limbach, Dr. Peter Failer of BMZ, Distinguished guests, UNV colleagues, Good morning and welcome to the UNV Partnerships Forum.  It gives me great pleasure to formally open this event together with our joint hosts – the City of Bonn and the German Federal Ministry fmore

María Eugenia Casar: Speech at LDNY Fashion Show

22 Sep 2014

Gina Casar, United Nations Under Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator Speech at the LDNY Fashion Show United Nations, New York Good afternoon. I am delighted to be here. I’d like to congratulate the London New York Foundation and the International Trade Centre for organizing this uniqmore

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