Beate Trankmann

Beate Trankmann was appointed as the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the UN Development Programme Resident Representative for Mongolia in August 2015.

Ms Trankmann has had a diverse career at the UNDP since the late 1990s, particularly in the Asia region. She served as the UNDP Country Director in Indonesia (2010-2015); Deputy Resident Representative in charge of Programme in Sri Lanka (2005-2010); Assistant Resident Representative responsible for democratic governance in Cambodia (2002-2005); and programme officer in China (1999-2002) and Geneva (1998-99). Prior to joining UNDP, Ms Trankmann was a research fellow at the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels, advising European Union institutions on EU-Asia relations. Educated in France, Taiwan and Germany, she holds a master’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in China studies, both University of Hamburg.

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