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.
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- 27 Apr 2015:Gina Casar: Speech at the Inaugural Session of “Tropical Landscapes Summit: A Global Investment Opportunity"
- 13 Apr 2015:Gina Casar: Speech on Financing to Fight Poverty and Inequality: The Key Role of Public Financing for the SDGs
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