Resident Representative, UNDP Pacific
Mr. Levan Bouadze assumed functions of Resident Representative for the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji in July 2019. The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji covers 10 countries including Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
His prior two assignments were at UNDP headquarters in New York: First, as Chief, Management Support Unit, Bureau for
Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy (June 2009 – October 2013) and, then, as Chief, Planning and Operations Support, Regional Bureau for Europe and Central Asia (October 2013 - June 2019).
He started in the United Nations in his native Georgia where he served as National Programme Officer at UNDP Georgia (January 1996 – September 1996). He was Programme Advisor at UNDP’s Regional Center in Bratislava (July 1999 – November 2000), Associate Expert at UNCTAD in Geneva (December 2000 – June 2002), Assistant Resident Representative at UNDP Uzbekistan (October 2002 – March 2005) and Deputy Resident Representative at UNDP Belarus (April 2005 – June 2009).
Earlier in his career he held different positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (September 1992 – January 1996).
Mr. Bouadze has a Master of Philosophy in Economics from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK (1999); Master of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK (1994), and Diploma in Industrial Economics and Planning, Tbilisi State University, Georgia (1992).
He is married and has three children.