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Agi Veres

Director, UNDP Representation Office, Geneva

Twitter: @agiveres | https://www.europe.undp.org 

Ms. Agi Veres is the Director of the UNDP Office in Geneva, responsible for UNDP’s external relations and advocacy, as well as UNDP’s Geneva-based policy and programme work. 

Prior to this, Ms. Veres served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia (2019-2021) providing leadership, oversight and advisory support to 18 UNDP offices in the Europe and Central Asia region. 

Before her regional role, Ms. Veres was posted in the People’s Republic of China as UNDP Resident Representative (2018-2019) and Country Director (2015-2018), where she led UNDP’s development programme, as well as engagement on global development cooperation with China.  She also served as Deputy Resident Representative (2011-2015) in UNDP Lesotho, and was assigned to UNDP’s Regional Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia (2006-2011), as Deputy Chief for Policy and Programme, and Senior Programme Coordinator.  

Her UNDP career started in UNDP’s Headquarters in New York leading the Corporate Reporting and Business Analysis Team (2005-2006), and ICT Communications (2002-2005). 

Before joining UNDP, Ms. Veres worked in the private sector as a Management Consultant for Accenture (1997-2002) in New York and Hungary, in the field of organizational change management. 

Ms. Veres is a native of Hungary and has a degree of Master of Sciences in Business Administration from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences (Corvinus University).