Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner
  • Executive Director
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

1983, BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford; 1985, MA in Area Studies, Economics and Regional Planning, University of London; studies in Development Economics and Policy, German Development Institute, Berlin; 1997, World Bank Executive Development Programme, Harvard. 1988-89, Desk Officer, Asia and Middle East, Rural Regional Development Department, GTZ, Germany; 1989-91, Policy Adviser, Office for Corporate Strategy and Development Policy; 1991-94, Programme Coordinator, IUCN, Southern Africa; 1994-97, Senior Policy Adviser, Global Policy Unit, IUCN, Washington DC; 1997-98, Chief Technical Adviser, Mekong River Commission, GTZ, Vietnam; 1998-2001, Secretary-General, World Commission on Dams, South Africa; 2001-06, Director-General, IUCN-World Conservation Union, Switzerland; since 2006, UN Undersecretary-General and Executive Director, UNEP.