Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director

Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director, Policy and Programme Bureau. Photo: UNDP.
Photo: UNDP

Mr. Yannick Glemarec serves as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme for UN Women since March 2015. In this capacity, he is responsible for setting the direction and guiding the planning, coordination, management and oversight of all activities and services provided by the Programme and Policy Bureau. He serves as one of two Deputies to the Executive Director of UN Women.

Mr. Glemarec brings 30 years of specialized experience in international policy development, large-scale programme management, and financing. Prior to joining UN Women, he was the Executive Coordinator of the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), a facility which manages a portfolio of USD 8 billion across approximately 100 UN pooled financing mechanisms for humanitarian, conflict and post conflict, socio-economic development and climate change assistance worldwide.

Earlier Mr. Glemarec led the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Global Environmental Facility (GEF) for almost six years. He oversaw the formulation and implementation of a USD 3 billion portfolio in 140 countries for access to clean energy, climate adaptation, biodiversity conservation and sustainable land management.

Mr. Glemarec also spent more than 12 years with UNDP in management positions of increasing responsibility in Viet Nam, China and Bangladesh. He oversaw large-scale programmes in social and economic development, human rights and the environment. He worked closely with national and contributing partners to strengthen results-based management, ensuring that resources were used effectively and efficiently to make a positive difference in the lives of the people he served.

Mr. Glemarec began his career in 1985 with an international non-governmental organization in an intensely disputed region during the Ethiopian–Eritrean conflict.

He holds a PhD from the University of Paris in environmental sciences, and two Master’s degrees in hydrology and in business administration. He has authored and co-authored several publications in the field of disaster risk management, sustainable development, clean energy and climate finance.