Subinay Nandy

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Nandy last served as Director, Asia and the Pacific Division at the Department of Political Affairs from 2016-2017, prior to his retirement after more than 25 years of UN service. He served as the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka  from 2011-2015. In this role, he led extensive humanitarian, development, human rights, and political streams of work by 22 resident UN agencies and the broader international community in the post-war recovery and reconciliation in the country.  

Prior to that, Dr. Nandy served as the UNDP Country Director in China from 2007-2011 and Viet Nam from 2004-2007. In Viet Nam, Dr. Nandy played a key role in designing and initiating the first “Delivering as One” pilot.  For his remarkable service, he was awarded the Viet Nam Friendship Award – the highest civilian award for foreigners making significant contributions to Viet Nam’s transformation. 

Dr. Nandy has also served as the Chief of the Regional Programmes and Policy Division of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in New York from 2000-2004 and as the Deputy Resident Representative in Turkmenistan from 1998-99.

He started his UN career as an Assistant Resident Representative at UNDP Bangladesh. Prior to joining the UN system, Dr. Nandy worked as a socio-economic adviser in major area development programmes in community empowerment and sustainable development. 

A national of Bangladesh, Dr. Nandy holds a Ph.D in Economics and is fluent in English, Bangla, and Russian.  

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