Kamal Malhotra is the new UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey

01 Apr 2013

Kamal Malhotra has been appointed as the new UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey, who, prior to this appointment, was the UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam.


Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey

New Horizons - With a vast experience of more than thirty one years including over fourteen years within the UN System, new UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey, Kamal Malhotra will take his post on 8 April 2013.

Who is Kamal Malhotra?

Prior to this appointment (late October 2008-31 March 2013), Mr. Malhotra was the UN Resident Coordinator for Malaysia; UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam; UNFPA Representative for Malaysia and Designated Official for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam.

From 1999-2008 he worked in UNDP’s Bureau for Development Policy, New York as Senior Adviser on Inclusive Globalization (and Cluster Leader) (2002-2008), Civil Society Empowerment Adviser (2001-2002) and Senior Civil Society Adviser (1999-2000).

Before joining UNDP, Mr. Malhotra was Co-Founder and Co-Director of Focus on the Global South, (1995-1999) a global policy research organization located at the Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute in Thailand. During this period, he was also a part-time Regional Adviser on Macroeconomic Policies and Children’s Rights for Save the Children Fund (UK) for South-East Asia and the Pacific.

Mr. Malhotra holds an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York, with a specilization in economic and political development, a Master’s in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, India with a specialization in finance and economics, and a BA in economics (with honours), from the University of Delhi, India.