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Our Team

The UNDP Thailand team consists of 67 staff members; 63 are Thai nationals and 4 are from other countries: France, Mauritius, Norway, and Sudan.

The academic and professional background of the team includes communications, government affairs, law, international development, social and political science, business, environmental science, forestry, providing a wide range of skills and expertise to support the implementation of the UNDP Programme.


Lovita Ramgutee, Deputy Resident Representative

A citizen from Mauritius, Lovita started her professional career in the private sector where she worked for over 5 years at a regional consulting firm on a wide range of sectors and development issues both in her home country Mauritius and in the African region. With a passion to contribute to development and transforming lives of the less privileged, she joined the world of development with UNDP where she has been working for over 15 years both in least developing and middle-income development contexts.

During her tenure at UNDP, Lovita has served in several capacities, starting with UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC) as Business Partnership Coordinator in New York. She was thereafter appointed as UNDP liaison officer in Istanbul within the regional bloc Black Sea Economic Cooperation where she also held the position of Business Partnership Advisor for the UNDP implemented Black Sea Trade and Investment Promotion Programme. In October 2008, Lovita was appointed as Assistant Resident Representative with the UNDP Moldova Country Office where she also managed UNDP’s poverty reduction portfolio for 3 years. In October 2011, Lovita joined the UNDP Montenegro Country Office as the Deputy Resident Representative. After 8 years of working in the Europe and CIS region, she joined the UNDP Asia and Pacific Bureau in October 2013 and is currently the Deputy Resident Representative to UNDP Thailand.

Lovita holds a Master’s degree in development studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSC) as well as Bachelors and Master’s degree in Economics at the University of Cambridge, UK (BA, MSc). She is fluent in English, French, Creole (mother tongue) and has a fair knowledge of Hindi.

Follow Lovita Ramguttee on Twitter: @Lovita_Ram