Opening Ceremony | 18 June 11:00 | Grand Ballroom
Welcome Launching Remark on Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study-III
FAO Assistant, Director General
Kundhavi Kadiresan, a development economist, has over 25 years of experience working in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Prior to joining FAO, she had a long career with the World Bank Group, leading high level policy dialogue and managing large loan portfolios. As FAO Assistant Director General for Asia and the Pacific, since September 2015, her primary objectives are to advocate FAO’s policies, assist in regional norms and standards setting, and support the SDGs particularly SDG-2 on achieving Zero Hunger and improved nutrition for all. She oversees FAO’s country offices in the region, managing over 300 technical projects on nutrition, agriculture, water, forestry, livestock, fisheries and climate change.