Mr. Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento

Managing Director, Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agri-Business, UNIDO

Mr. Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento

Managing Director, Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agri-Business, UNIDO

Biography

Dr. Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento Managing Director of the Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agri-Business, and Director of the Department of Digitalization, Technology and Innovation, at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO.

Dr. Calzadilla has been Director for the Technical Assistance and Training at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). As Director of the Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation, Dr. Calzadilla has been leading the work on quality and standards for trade facilitation, investment for sustainable development and innovation in the context of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).

An experienced manager and global leader, managing 700 staff internationally, With more than 30 years of international experience in global development, his involvement includes working in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Dr. Calzadilla has held position in investment promotion, funds mobilization and social responsibility. Dr. Calzadilla holds a Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria).

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