Francine Pickup is appointed as the UNDP Resident Representative in Serbia as of May 2019. Previously acting UNDP Resident Representative in India and, prior to that, UNDP Country Director in India, a position she assumed in 2018, Ms Pickup served as Deputy Country Director of UNDP Indonesia from 2016-2018.
She successfully established new innovative financing initiatives and engagements with the private sector on SDGs in both India and Indonesia. She previously worked as a strategic planning advisor at the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, based in New York (2012-2016). Between 2008-2012, she was Advisor to the Deputy Special Representative to the UN SecretaryGeneral for Iraq and headed the UN Inter-Agency Information and Analysis.