Philippe Scholtès is Managing Director, Programme Development and Technical Cooperation at UNIDO. He oversees in that capacity the technical assistance programme of UNIDO—a portfolio of over 700 projects for a total value of one billion dollars, delivered by 220 staff at UNIDO HQs in Vienna and over 1200 project personnel in a hundred countries.
The programme implements through Field operations UNIDO’s mandate of Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID). It rests on four Departments: Energy, Environment, Agribusiness Development, as well as Trade, Investment and Innovation. A fifth Department, Partnerships and Results Monitoring, leverages these resources in joint operations with private firms, investment banks and development finance institutions.
Prior to his role of Managing Director, Mr Scholtès was Director of UNIDO’s Agribusiness Development Department; he also served as UNIDO Representative in Vietnam and Regional Director for South Asia in New Delhi, India.
Mr Scholtès, a Belgian national, holds an MSc degree in engineering (major electro-mechanics) and an MSc degree in economics (major mathematical economics). He has published in economics, energy economics, industrial organization etc.
He is married and has two sons.