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Sumathi Jayaraman

Director, Innovation & Strategy, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Sumathi Jayaraman is Director, Innovation & Strategy at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She is a strategic thinker and leader and is currently responsible for UNICEF’s programs in twenty Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries with a portfolio size of $US 700 million. Experienced at driving strategic agendas and building stakeholder alignment across Governments, National Boards, NGO Coalitions, UN Agencies, Private Sector Consortia, Academic and National Institutions to build strategic partnerships, alliances and common approaches. Work environments include education, culture, finance and humanitarian aid with UNICEF and the British Council as well as private sector experience with companies such as Citibank.

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