The Speakers Corner helps connect think tanks, academia, the media and the public to a diverse group of experts who can speak to UNDP’s commitment to “empower lives” and build "resilient nations.”
Our experts speak several languages and are located around the world, representing the organization’s global presence. They can be contacted on the following areas of UNDP’s work: sustainable development, democratic governance and climate and disaster resilience.
Lenni Montiel served as Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2015-2017). Previously, Lenni was Director of Economic, Social and Development Affairs in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (2012-2014); United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Turkmenistan (2009-2011); Democratic Governance Group Director a.i. and Senior Policy Adviser on Local Governance and Decentralization in UNDP’s Bureau for Development Policy (2006-2009). Prior to this, he worked as a Senior Technical Advisor with UNDP in Vietnam and in Ukraine (2000-2006).Read More