United Nations Global Service Centre
Appointed in August 2019, Giovanna Ceglie is Director of the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC), comprising UNGSC Brindisi (Italy) and the United Nations Information and Communications Technology Facility (UNICTF) in Valencia (Spain).
A former Director at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization, and environmental sustainability, she is an expert in private sector support policies for job creation and sustainable growth. As UNIDO Regional Director in Cairo, from 2011 till 2019, she managed a large portfolio of projects on agro-industrial development, cleaner production and resource efficiency, small and medium enterprise promotion and job creation, and renewable energy. She was awarded the environmental champion award by the Minister of Environment in Egypt in 2019. Prior to her position in Cairo, she led the UNIDO programme for clusters and business linkages providing technical assistance and policy advice to over 30 developing countries.
Ms. Ceglie is Italian and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a post-graduate degree in Development Studies.
She is married and has two children.