FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
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KADIRESAN, MS KUNDHAVI
Ms Kadiresan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Sree Narayana College, Kollam, India, a Master of Arts in Economics from Fatima College, Madurai, India, a Master of International Business from George Washington University, Washington DC, USA, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India. Ms Kadiresan has over 25 years of experience in development policy and programmes in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Prior to joining FAO she had a long career with the World Bank Group, starting in 1993 as the Senior Economist in the Sustainable Development Department. Later, she was the Operations and Portfolio Manager in Indonesia (2003-2008), Country Manager in Uganda (2008-2011) and, more recently, the Country Director for Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe (2011-2015). Ms Kundhavi Kadiresan succeeds Mr Hiroyuki Konuma as ADG/Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific.