Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Kenya since 26 August 2016.He leads the UN Country Team to deliver on the UN Development Assistance Framework in Kenya.
He has spent most of his career in the UN working in fragile states and complex emergencies, serving in various capacities with the UN Mission in Iraq, UNICEF offices in Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), Indonesia and the UN Peace Keeping Operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iraqi Kurdistan.
He has worked in UNDP, UNFPA, the Red Cross movement, UNOPS and UN Security.
A TEDx speaker, Siddharth writes extensively on humanitarian and development issues in a variety of journals such as the Hill, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Al Jazeera, Forbes, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, Reuters, the Global Observatory and mainstream Kenyan and Indian journals.
His early career was in a Special Forces Unit of the Indian Army. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University, USA.