UNDP Resident Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic
Alexander Avanessov has more than 30 years of development and diplomatic experience, including a range of managerial responsibilities in Europe and CIS countries.
Prior to his appointment to the Kyrgyz Republic, he served as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Montenegro from July 2008 through May 2011, Deputy Resident Representative at UNDP Armenia from 2004 to June 2008. Alexander worked as the Regional Programme Manager and Programme Specialist at the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS and as the Senior Regional Adviser at the UNDP Russia Country Office in 1994-2004.
In 1984-1986, he served as the Second Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of International Economic Organizations where he contributed to the formulation and promotion of several key initiatives of the USSR in the UN bodies. Between 1986 and 1994, Alexander worked at the Russian Mission to the United Nations, Department of UN Economic Agencies as the First Secretary.
He holds MA and PhD in International Economic Relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia, and has taught courses on Economy of Japan and Economic Geography of the USSR as an assistant professor.
Alexander is an author of a series of research publications on world economy and international economic cooperation.