16 October 2019

Secretary-General appoints Philippe Poinsot of France as UN Resident Coordinator in Côte d’Ivoire

The UN Secretary-General has appointed Philippe Poinsot of France as the UN Resident Coordinator in Côte d’Ivoire, with the host government’s approval.

Mr. Poinsot brings 30 years of experience in sustainable development work, including as UN Resident Coordinator, UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative and UNDP Country Director. His most recent assignments were in Morocco (2015-2019), Tanzania (2010-2014) and Mali (2004-2009). Prior to that, he served in various policy functions with UNDP in New York (1997-2003) in Lebanon (1993-1996) and Zimbabwe (1990-1992).

He holds a post-graduate Master of Business Administration from EDHEC in Lille and a Master in Agroecology and Environmental Sciences from ISARA (France Agro) in Lyon.

Image shows Philippe Poinsot being interviewed in front of an SDG banner