Mr. Stephan Sicars

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Managing Director of the Directorate for Environment and Energy, UNIDO

After a year at the National Research Council Canada he worked for, and then managed, the Research Centre for Refrigeration and Heat Pumps in Germany. Later, he headed his own consultancy undertaking research for international industries, NGOs and governments. He has implemented projects in India and China, and was part of delegations to the Montreal Protocol and its Multilateral Fund. He served as a technical expert on several international panels.

2004 he started work in the UN as Senior Programme Officer with the Multilateral Fund. Joining UNIDO in 2014, he became Director of the Department of Environment in 2015. In that role he focused the department on reduction of emissions of Greenhouse Gases and of industrial pollution, and on circular economy. Since June 2020 he is Managing Director of the Directorate for Environment and Energy in UNIDO.

He has been recognized for his contribution, as coordinating lead author for IPCC, to the Nobel Peace Prize 2007, and has received an US-EPA Ozone Award.

Mr. Sicars holds the equivalent of Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hanover, Germany.