Mr Frode Mauring has twelve years of experience as Resident Coordinator in North Macedonia, Kosovo, the Russian Federation, and the United Arab Emirates. Mauring has also served as Special Representative of the UNDP Administrator for the Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People. Immediately before coming to DPRK, he was a senior adviser to the Director of the UN Development Coordination Office on UN reform issues.
Before joining the UN in 2002, Mr Mauring worked in the private sector for more than fifteen years in banking, international consulting and industry, in Africa, Middle East, Caribbean and Eastern Europe. Mr Mauring has a Master’s degree in International Management from the University of Denver as well as bachelor degrees in economics, business administration and social anthropology from Norwegian universities. He is a national of Norway.
Dr. Marielza Oliveira (Brazil) has been the representative of UNESCO Office for DPR Korea since 2015. With over 24 years of experience Dr. Oliveira has previsoulsy worked for the UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva (Switzerland), and at the UNDP Executive Office in New York.
Edwin Salvador (Philippines) is a medical doctor with 24 years of experience in public health. Before joining DPR Korea, he served as the Deputy Representative for the WHO Bangladesh office from 2016. He has also worked in different leadership capacities for WHO in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Sudan offices. Prior to joining WHO, Edwin has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières and International Medical Corps in Africa and Asia.
Mr. Vineet Bhatia (India) assumes his role as Resident Representative a.i. for UNDP DPR Korea in late August 2019. Mr Bhatia has a long career with UNDP spanning over 30 years in over 25 countries. Most recently he served as Resident Representative a.i. at the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji. Prior to that he served as the Chief, Country Office Support and Quality Assurance Division, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, Thailand.
Dr Vincent Martin (France) has served as the FAO representative for the People’s Republic of China and DPR Korea since 2016. Vincent, has over 25 years of experience and joined FAO in 1998. Prior to his current position he served as the FAO Representative in Senegal and Head of the Regional Resilience Team for West Africa/Sahel, dealing with regional food security and health related crisis.
Hassan Mohtashami is a medical doctor with over 26 years of leadership experience in health sector. Before joining UNFPA in 2004, he served in his home country (Iran) in different positions as District Health Director, World Bank Project Manager, CEO of Family Planning Association (IPPF-affiliate), and in Afghanistan as WHO Reproductive Health Advisor. Prior to DPR Korea, he has held the positions of UNFPA Representative in Pakistan, Lao PDR and Swaziland, and UNFPA Deputy Representative in Sudan & Uganda.
Myo (Myanmar) joined UNICEF DPRK in March 2019. He has more than 22 years of experience with UNICEF. Myo worked as Deputy Representative for UNICEF Lao PDR between 2015 and 2019, before joining UNICEF DPRK. He worked for UNICEF country offices in Laos, Namibia, Tanzania, Myanmar and UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Prior to joining UNICEF, Myo worked with international NGOs – Save the Children and Medecins du Monde.
Praveen Agrawal (India) assumed his position in the DPRK in 2017 and has previously served as the WFP Representative and Country Director in the Philippines (2013-2017) and Colombia (2007-2013). Praveen has also served with the WFP in various capacities in Italy, Cambodia, Colombia and Bolivia. Prior to joining the WFP in 1989, he worked with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome and for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) in San Jose, Costa Rica.