María Eugenia Casar
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María Eugenia (Gina) Casar is the Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). As Associate Administrator of UNDP, Ms. Casar holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Prior to this appointment of 7 May 2014 by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ms. Casar served as the Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts, Controller and Representative of the Secretary-General for the investments of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.
Ms. Casar has wide-ranging management experience in both private and public sectors (national and international) and in academia. She worked previously for the World Food Programme in Rome where she served as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Resource Management and Accountability and Chief Financial Officer (2009-2011), and Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance and Budget (2004-2006).
Her experience at the national level prior to joining the United Nations includes positions as National Treasurer of Mexico; Chief Financial Officer, Banco Nacional de Servicios Financieros; Deputy General Director, Banking Sector, Ministry of Finance; and Deputy Vice-President, National Banking Commission in Mexico. She began her career in academia and headed the School of Accounting and Administration, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
Ms. Casar holds an undergraduate degree in public accounting, and a Master of Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
Ms. Casar succeeds Rebeca Grynspan of Costa Rica.
-  United Nations Press release.
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