Alicia Bárcena Ibarra

Alicia Bárcena Ibarra
  • Executive Secretary
    United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Bachelor's in Biology and Master's in Public Administration, Harvard University; completed course work for a Master's in Ecology. Extensive experience in sustainable development includes posts with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme; consultancies with the Inter-American Development Bank; and senior positions in the Government of Mexico and in various non-profit organizations. Former: Deputy Chef de Cabinet and Chef de Cabinet of Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Undersecretary-General for Management, United Nations Headquarters; Deputy Executive Secretary and Director, Environment and Human Settlements Division, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). July 2008, took office as Executive Secretary, ECLAC.