Kandeh Yumkella

Distinguished Fellow

Kandeh Yumkella has had an extensive career at the United Nations. Most recently, he served as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Chief Executive for the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative. As a Special Representative, Dr. Yumkella worked to mobilize action toward a sustainable energy future and accelerate the implementation of the Secretary- General’s initiative as well as engaging with the leadership of relevant stakeholders in government, businesses, academia and civil society at the highest level to advocate for and promote sustainable energy for all. Dr. Yumkella previously served as Director General of United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO) for two four-year terms.





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