Mr. Marco Kamiya

UNIDO Representative for Indonesia and ASEAN affairs. Former Chief, UNIDO Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence Strategies Division

Marco Kamiya is Chief of the Division of Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence Strategies at UNIDO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. The Division works on frontier technologies, innovation ecosystems, and digital transformation, including intangibles and branding as major components. 

Marco Kamiya was the Chief of the Urban Economy and Finance Branch at UN-HABITAT in Kenya. Previously a senior officer at CAF Development Bank for Latin America in Caracas, the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC. Earlier, as senior economist of PADECO Co., Ltd., in Tokyo, implemented projects globally funded by JICA and JBIC, and briefly was with the World Bank at the Private Sector Development Department as an exchange professional. 

He has implemented technical cooperation and loan operations in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, and has published policy reports. Policy publications include “The Shenzhen Story: Innovation Policies in Practice (UN-Habitat, 2019), “Economic Foundations for Sustainable Urbanization” (with Serge Salat (2018), UN-Habitat & Morphologie Institute Paris), “Finance for City Leaders handbook (2018, with Le Yin Zhang, UN-Habitat and University College London), the “Global Urban Competitiveness Report” (annual since 2016) with Prof. Ni Pengfei. He studied International Development at Harvard University (MPA-ID) and possesses a PhD in Economics.