Petra Lantz

Director, UNDP Representation Office in Geneva

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Economic development, Gender equality, Health, Youth

Petra Lantz joined the UNDP Representation Office in Geneva in December 2012.  Prior to her current position, she served as Resident Coordinator and UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF Representative in the Cape Verde Joint Office.  Between 2008 and 2010, she was also the World Food Programme Representative in Cape Verde. 

She also held the positions of UNFPA Representative, Mozambique (2003-2008); Country Director, East and Central Africa, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP, New York (2001-2003); UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP/UNFPA Resident Representative, Estonia (1997-2001); Deputy Resident Representative and Programme Director, UNDP, Zimbabwe (1994-1997); Deputy Chief, Resource Mobilization Unit, Bureau for External Relations, UNDP, New York (1992-1994); Executive Officer, Bureau for Special Activities, UNDP, New York (1990-1991); Assistant Resident Representative, UNDP, Zambia (1988-1990); Administrative Officer, UNDP, Guinea-Bissau (1986-1988); Junior Professional Officer, UNDP, New York and Senegal (1985-1986); Junior Professional Officer, UNIDO, Mozambique (1982-1986).

Before joining UNDP, Ms. Lantz was a researcher on labour market and gender issues, working for private industry, academia and the Government.  She is a Swedish national and holds a Civilekonomexamen (MBA equivalent) from the Stockholm School of Economics.


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