Tutor Profiles

UNDP tutors are drawn from both UNDP's own staff as well as its roster of external experts.

You can be assured that all have extensive and relevant experience. A selection of their profiles are shown here.

Andria Iskau

 

Andria Jupp Iskau joined UNDP/PSO in April 2011 and works today as a Procurement Specialist in the Quality Assurance and Professionalisation unit in UNDP’s Procurement Support Office in Copenhagen.

Andria Jupp Iskau started working for the UN in 1992 when she joined UNICEF Supply Division’s vaccine procurement unit (EPI). In 1997 she moved to UNOPS’ Division of Procurement Services (DPS) as a buyer of goods and services such as: raw materials (cement, resins, chemicals, iron and steel, paint) vehicles, construction & earth-moving machinery, IT & office equipment and printing services, mainly for projects in francophone Africa and Latin America.

For the last five years with UNOPS prior to joining UNDP PSO, she was a Procurement Advisor in the Global Procurement Support Unit with a focus on Corporate LTAs, procurement of services, enhancement of procurement processes and solicitation documents, and development and delivery of procurement training courses. She was also a member of the UNOPS HQ Contracts and Property Committee and chair of the Appointments and Selections Panel.

As a tutor, her primary expertise lies within public procurement and CIPS accredited courses, and she delivers courses in both English and Spanish.
Andria is a UK national with an academic background in language studies, she is also a fully qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).

 Andria Iskau

Torben Soll

 

Torben Soll is Manager in the Quality Assurance and Professionalisation unit and currently Officer-in-Charge of UNDP's Procurement Support Office in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He is responsible for the design, development and implementation of procurement training, certification and quality assurance initiatives at individual, organizational and partner country levels.

Torben is chairing the Professional Development Working Group of the United Nation’s High Level Committee on Management – Procurement Network (HLCM-PN) leading the common procurement professionalization efforts in the UN System.

Prior to joining UNDP, Torben spent four years with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) in Lebanon, where he worked as Team Leader and Economic Affairs Officer.

Before joining the UN system in 2000, he worked 7 years as Chief Consultant in Ramboll Management Ltd, the largest Danish private management consulting company in the area of public sector development.

Torben is a regular tutor on UNDP courses with the main focus being on the CIPS accredited Introductory (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3) Certificates in Public Procurement as well as the Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement (Level 4).

Torben is a Danish national and holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration, and is full Member (MCIPS) and Fellow (FCIPS) of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

Torben Soll

Marco Sosted

 

Marco Soested has been a tutor on UNDP's training courses for several years and has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for UN system organisations, Governments, and IFI's around the world the last 10 years.

Marco Soested joined UNDP in 1995 and has solid experience in identifying, planning and undertaking large scale procurement on behalf of UNDP, UN, GO and NGO clients world-wide. He has provided procurement related support to the UNDP Country offices in Yemen, Jerusalem and Sudan where he was stationed for a longer period of time. His main expertise lies within the area of procurement, contracting and logistics.

Marco is a regular tutor on our courses on "Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement" (Level 2), Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement (Level 3), "Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement" (Level 4), "Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organizations” and “Risk Management in Contracting for Construction Services”.

Since 2004, Marco has worked with the implementation of UNDP’s procurement strategy and applied various analytical tools, such as spend analysis, supply and demand analysis and transaction analysis.

Marco has conducted several field missions on behalf of UNDP to e.g. Zambia, UAE, Sri Lanka, Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Russian Federation, where he conducted supplier inspections and assisted UNDP Country Offices with training and capacity development, streamlining of procurement processes, and developing procurement capacities.

Marco is a Danish National and his academic qualifications are in Economics.

Marco Sosted

Yuriy Silayev

 

Yuriy Silayev currently works as a Procurement Analyst with the UNDP Procurement Services Unit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He has more than 11 years of experience within the UN in the area of procurement, contracts and supply chain management. Prior to joining the UNDP Procurement Support Office (PSO) in Copenhagen in 2010, Yuriy worked in various duty stations such as Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), Zimbabwe (UNDP) and Sudan (UNFPA) managing diverse and complex procurement projects and logistics.

For the past 6 years, Yuriy has been working with the UNDP PSO Global Procurement Unit planning and managing procurement of a wide range of goods and services associated with considerable complexity and value (HIV diagnostics, medical and laboratory equipment, chemicals, electoral materials, freight forwarding services, cargo insurance, etc.). He has a strong background in market research, risk analysis, planning and strategy development, contract management, and strategic supplier relationship and networking.

Prior to joining the UN, Yuriy served in the Ukrainian Armed Forces for about 15 years. Yuriy is a Ukrainian national and holds Advanced University Degrees in Law and Electronic Warfare.

Yuriy Silayev

Greg Soneff

 

Greg Soneff joined UNDP/PSO in 2010 and works today as Procurement Specialist and Team Leader for the GFATM Procurement Team based in Copenhagen.

Greg has almost 10 years of experience in the area of International Procurement and Supply Chain Management. Greg worked as a procurement associate with UNDP/IAPSO from 2004-2006 before joining A.P. Moller-Maersk in a strategic sourcing function. Greg has a strong background within the areas of procurement strategy development, spend & risk analysis, supplier relationship management, and complex project management.

Greg currently tutors the “Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement – CIPS Level 2” and “Contract and Supplier Relationship Management” courses.

Greg is a Canadian national and holds a Master's Degree in Commerce and International Economics.

Greg Soneff

Carsten Hansen

 

Senior Procurement Adviser with Bureau for Management Services, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), delivering strategic sourcing and global risk management advisory support. Previously managed a Procurement & Logistics Division in Lebanon (UNRWA 2010-2011), led a procurement team responsible for procurement operations across Somalia (UNDP 2007-2010), Programme Operations Manager in Somalia (2004-7), Head of Office Puntland State of Somalia (2003-4) and supported operations in the Horn of Africa region (UNOPS 2001-3). Conducted Military Peacekeeping Operations with UNIKOM Umm Qasr/Iraq (1995) and UNPROFOR Sarajevo/BiH (1994), including humanitarian INGO operations in Croatia and Mostar/BiH (1992-93).

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), School of Management, Centre for Strategic Procurement and Supply Management at Cranfield University (UK). Also holds an MBA in Business Management (USA), an MA in International Affairs (DK) and a specialized MA in Conflict Analysis and Security Studies (UK), including an advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Middle Eastern Studies. A procurement certified member of CIPS (MCIPS), also holding PRINCE2 Project Management certification and an International Human Resource Management (IHRM) accreditation (Cornell University).

Specialties: —Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Management,  Management Research,— Operational Risk Management,— Political Risk Analysis,— Enterprise Risk Management (ERM),— Training & Capacity Building,— Offshore Outsourcing

Carsten Hansen

Godwill Enow-Ebot

 

Godwill Enow-Ebot is Procurement Officer with the UNDP Procurement Support Office in Copenhagen. He has a Bachelor degree in Economics and Information Technology from the University of Southern Denmark, Post Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management from Robert Gordon University, UK and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.

He joined the UNDP Procurement Support Office in 2009, providing procurement services to UNDP Country Offices within the areas of Health, Crisis prevention/Recovery and Energy/Environment. He has been instrumental in the implementation of procurement strategies, providing advisory, operational support both remote and onsite to different UNDP country offices. He also provides procurement training and capacity building to Programmes and projects to different UNDP Country Offices.

Godwill worked previously with DHL Express Denmark from 2002-2009 in the capacities as Operations and Business performance Analyst where he was instrumental in helping the organization in improving its operational processes and distribution centre efficiency.

Godwill is originally from Cameroon and naturalised Danish Citizen. He is CIPS level 4 and Prince 2 Project Management Certified.

Godwill Enow-Ebot

Bakhtiyor Khamraev

 

Mr. Bakhtiyor Khamraev is currently the Team Lead, Global Procurement Hub/Procurement Service Unit UNDP HQ. Delivering advisory and direct procurement support to UNDP Business Units globally. Previously managed the Central Procurement Unit in NY (UNDP HQ 2010-2014), led procurement teams in Indonesia (UNDP 2007-2010), Timor-Leste (2006-2007) and Uzbekistan (2003-2005). Before joining UNDP acted as Senior Procurement Specialist for IFIs funded large regional projects in Central Asia (1998-2003). Has experience in private and public organizations in consulting, banking, construction and tourism industries (1993-1997).

Bakhtiyor has also undertook several field missions on behalf of UNDP to e.g. Congo DRC, Indonesia (Tsunami), Kenya/Somalia, Togo, Timor-Leste and Armenia where he conducted training, strategy development, operational support and capacity development. He has an extensive practical experience in establishing Global/Corporate and Local Long Term Agreements for goods and services in various counties and UNDP HQ.

Bakhtiyor has the engineering degree and PhD in Economics.  A procurement certified member of CIPS (Associate CIPS).”

Bakhtiyor Khamraev

Victor Margall

 

Victor Margall von Hegyeshalmy joined UNDP in 2006 and works today as Procurement Specialist and Team Leader for Electoral Procurement at UNDP PSO in Copenhagen.

He manages and coordinates complex electoral procurement projects and Long Term Agreements (LTAs), participates as facilitator in procurement workshops and regularly conducts support missions to UNDP Country Offices (mainly to Africa, also Middle East and Europe), providing advice and support in procurement processes, procurement strategies, contracts management, and liaison with stakeholders.

As PSO training tutor, his primary expertise lies within public procurement and contract management and delivers courses in both English and Spanish.

His work experience at UNDP includes also the management of LTAs, electronic procurement platforms, supervising the GFATM Procurement Team at PSO, and numerous complex procurement projects in diverse areas.

He started in the UN system in 2003 at UNICEF Supply Division as a Consultant for Strategic Analysis of UNICEF’s Immunization Global procurement strategy and for large contracts in Emergency and Water/Sanitation projects. In addition, he brings with him experience from the private sector as Analyst in a major international airline.

Victor is a Spanish national and holds a BBA and MBA Masters Degree by ESADE (Barcelona), and a Cand. Merc. Masters Degree in International Management and Marketing by CBS (Copenhagen Business School).

 

Victor Margall

Alfonso Fernandez de Castro

 

Alfonso Fernandez de Castro is currently Procurement Advisor in the Procurement Strategy & Policy Support Unit in UNDP Headquarters New York.

With more than 10 years in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Alfonso joined UNDP in 2002 in Copenhagen, Denmark. From 2002 to 2004, he was Procurement Advisor in the Regional Service Center in Johannesburg for the African Region. Prior to joining HQ in New York, he was head of the Global Procurement Unit in UNDP/ IAPSO.

For the past 6 years, he has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for several organizations in English and Spanish, including UNDP, UNPD and Government organizations around the world. For UNDP/PSO, Alfonso currently tutors “Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement – CIPS Level 2” as well as “Certificado de Adquisiciones Publicás – CIPS Nivel 2”

Alfonso is a Spanish national and holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration.

Alfonso Fernandez de Castro

Poul Muller

 

Poul Muller has been a tutor for UNDP's training courses the last 10 years and has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for various organizations in Europe, the Middle and Far East, Africa and North America.

Poul joined UNDP/IAPSO in 1994 and has solid experience in handling largescale Supply-Chain Management and e-procurement projects on behalf of UNDP, UN, GO and NGO clients worldwide. In 2007, he has provided procurement related support to the UNDP Country Office in South Sudan, where he was stationed for a longer period of time as acting Head of Procurement, Contracting and Logistics.

Poul has been a Procurement Advisor for the Global Procurement Unit (GPU) within UNDP/PSO, as well as Team Leader for the GPU Health Team until end of 2011.

Poul has conducted several field missions on behalf of UNDP and WHO to countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle and Far East, Central Asia and North America.

Since February 2012, Poul has been a Life Cycle Costing Expert and Logistics Advisor in the Procurement Unit of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) based in Vienna, Austria.

Poul is now a regular Tutor for Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organizations; Introductory and Advanced Certification in Public Procurement (UNDP/CIPS Level 2 & 3).

Poul is a Danish national and his academic background is in Economics with a Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Informatics/Management Accounting.

 

Poul Muller

Rodolfo Sanjurjo

 

Rodolfo Sanjurjo has been a tutor for diverse Procurement training courses for the past 15 years for various UN organizations and International Financial Institutions, in particular in the Latin American region. His expertise lies within the private sector, The World Bank, the UN System -for both UNOPS and UNDP- as well as tutor on "Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - CIPS Level 2”.

As detailed below, Rodolfo Sanjurjo has worked on General Procurement Procedures and Regulations, Procurement Training and Seminars, and most recently on Procurement Oversight, both as an independent consultant or as UN staff.

Rodolfo Sanjurjo joined the UN system in 1997 as Head of UNOPS Lima Office (Perú), co-ordinating a staff of 25 procurement professionals tendering Goods, Services and Civil Works (over 240 tenders, with an approximate value of USD 525 millions) for Government Counterpart and UNDP; in 2002 he joined UNDP, and served as Head of UNDP Brazil CO Procurement Unit and later UNDP Honduras Procurement Unit.

In 2007, Rodolfo Sanjurjo was selected Chairperson of the Regional Advisory Committee on Procurement, based in the UNDP Panamá Regional Service Centre, where he Chaired the Regional Advisory Committee on Procurement (RACP), the procurement oversight committee for all 26 UNDP CO in Latin America and the Caribbean, by revising on a weekly basis compliance with UNDP Procurement Rules and Regulations of high value procurement tenders as well as carried out procurement training sessions to all UNDP Country Offices´ Procurement staff on procurement matters and procedures, in compliance with the applicable Rules and Regulations.

Rodolfo Sanjurjo retired from UNDP as RACP Chairperson and is now one of our external tutors.

Rodolfo Sanjurjo is an Uruguayan National, Architect by profession and is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Rodolfo Sanjurjo

Jack Gottling

 

Jack Gottling has been a tutor on UNDP's training courses for the past 10 years and has conducted standard and tailormade courses for various UN organizations and governments in most regions of the world. His main expertise lies within public procurement and supplier relations management and he is a regular tutor on “Contract and Supplier Relations Management” as well as “Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement – CIPS Level 2”.

Jack Gottling joined the UN system in 1979 and thus has a solid background in international procurement. In 1993, he joined UNDP/IAPSO and later became Deputy Director and responsible for the Procurement Services Unit and member of the Management Team . He was responsible for the co-ordination of accelerated project deliveries to UNDP country offices. In addition, he coordinated procurement policy matters concerning projects financed by the World Bank, the African Development Bank and other development banks. He was also responsible for UNDP/IAPSO’s Marine Cargo Insurance Policy and Global Freight Forwarding arrangements. His earlier assignments include Senior Procurement Officer with the UN specialized Agency ILO in Geneva (1979-1993). He has undertaken a large number of procurement missions to country offices as well as projects mainly in Africa and Asia.

Jack Gottling retired from UNDP as Deputy Director in 2007 and is now one of our external tutors.

Jack Gottling is a Swedish National and his academic background is in mechanical engineering.

Jack Gottling

Regina Gambino

 

Ms. Gambino is the former Chief Procurement Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and has over 20 years of procurement experience in UN system.

Prior to joining FAO in 1993 as a Contracts Officer, she worked in New York as a lawyer in the private sector.  After her promotion to Chief of the Procurement Service in 2010, Ms. Gambino was not only actively involved in developing policies, manuals and managing the procurement portfolio, but also personally involved in enhancing the training strategy and materials. Ms. Gambino has personally conducted training sessions in over 20 locations over a 3 year period with the participation of over 900 staff. 

Regina has served as the Chair of the UN High Level Committee on Management - Procurement Network and was an active participant in several Inter-Agency Procurement Working Groups.  She has excellent experience in procurement related dispute resolution and policy development and implementation.  Regina is now a regular tutor on the CIPS accredited training programmes conducted in partnership between UNDP and CIPS.

Regina is a US national.  She has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia, and is a member of the New York State Bar.  

Regina Gambino

Peter Adler

 

Peter Adler has been a regular tutor on UNDP/IAPSO courses for the past many years. Today his main focus is on procurement negotiations where he tutors "Effective Negotiations in Projects and Procurement”.

As a tutor, Peter Adler draws upon his long experience within procurement in the UN system. His career within the UN began in 1979 when he joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna as Chief of its Field Procurement Section. From there, he was appointed in 1986 by UNDP/IAPSO in Geneva as its Senior Technical Advisor. In 1990, he became IAPSO’s Deputy Director and Director of the Division of Procurement Services in Copenhagen, Denmark. In spring 1998, Mr. Adler took over the function of UNDP’s Senior Procurement Advisor to the Assistant Administrator of UNDP in New York, which he left in May 1999 to temporarily assist the UNDP project for electrification of Northern Iraq, as its Chief of Procurement. Mr. Adler retired from UNDP effective 1 Jan 2000 and has since worked as an independent consultant.

Mr. Adler is a graduated physicist and holds a Ph.D. in Physics and Chemistry. In addition, he has graduated in Economics and Business Management.

 

Peter Adler