Prior to this appointment Ms. Wiesen was UNDP Country Director in Viet Nam (2017-2018). She served as Chief Regional Policy and Program for Asia Pacific from 2014-2017 and as Regional Manager of the UNDP Asia Pacific Center from 2013-2014 in Thailand. Caitlin was UNDP Country Director in India (2010-2013).
Ms. Wiesen has over 25 years’ experience in development, working to innovatively build strategic partnerships that address issues of: poverty reduction, governance, climate change, civil society empowerment, gender, health and sustainable human development.
Ms. Wiesen holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs, Finance and Energy Policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, USA, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Duke University, USA.
Deputy Resident Representative
Patrick was born in the Netherlands where he grew up in a small family together with one elder brother. He studied Business Administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and worked for four years in the private sector before joining UNDP in 2000 working in Honduras. In 2003, under the LEAD programme, he moved to Tanzania as the Deputy of Strategic Operation. Afterwards he travelled to more than 20 African countries to work with the country offices to increase the delivery of their programme. While based at HQ New York, he met his wife got married and they now have two children. In New York Patrick was the project manager for the Millennium Villages project. He exchanged NY for 北京, and for five years was the Deputy Country Director of the UNDP in China. From 2018 – 2020 he was the Regional Partnership Advisor for the Bureau for External Relationships and Advocacy, based in Bangkok, after which he headed the External Relations and Partnerships for UNDP in Afghanistan.