Shombi Sharp has Appointed as the UN Resident Coordinator in India by UN Secretary-General António Guterres

With the permission of the host government, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres named Shombi Sharp of the United States as the UN Resident Coordinator in India. 

Mr. Sharp has spent more than 25 years of his career working to promote equitable and sustainable development around the world, and he brings to this new post knowledge gained at the United Nations and elsewhere. 

He most recently served as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Armenia for the world organization. 

Mr. Sharp served as Resident Representative in Armenia, Deputy Resident Representative in Georgia, Deputy Country Director in Lebanon, Regional HIV/AIDS Practice Team Leader for UNDP Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States in the Russian Federation, Program Manager for the Western Balkans in New York, and Assistant Resident Representative in the Russian Federation at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 

Mr. Sharp began his career in development with the international non-profit CARE International in Zimbabwe before joining the UN. 

He is a published author in the field of health economics, as well as a ‘policy champion’ for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and a nominee for the UNDP Administrator’s Award. 

Mr. Sharp has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas.