Appointed as the Assistant Director-General of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
- Kundhavi is an economist who has spent most of her professional career with the World Bank Group.
- Kadiresan will lead the prioritisation of FAO’s work across the region in close consultation with technical specialists of the organisation.
- The FAO is an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
- There are a total of 197 members comprising 194 member nations, 1 member organization (European Union) and 2 associate members.