Mr Titon Mitra, an Australian national, is a senior development professional with almost 30 years of experience. Prior to his appointment as UNDP Philippines Resident Representative, he served as the UNDP Country Director from 1 March 2015.
Mr Mitra was previously the Senior Strategic Planning Adviser and Head of the Integrated Coordination Office for Development and Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq. He led the preparation of the UN Development Assistance Framework for Iraq and supported the coordination of the humanitarian response to the massive displacement caused by the entry of ISIL into the country.
Mr Mitra served as the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)’s Minister Counsellor and head of aid program to the Philippines from 2007-2011; and for many years, as an Assistant Secretary with AusAID managing large and complex bilateral aid programmes focused on social development, economic reform, governance, and infrastructure in Sri Lanka, the Maldives, China, Indonesia, and Timor Leste. He has also led humanitarian responses in Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as Humanitarian Emergencies Director for AusAID and Global Emergency Director for CARE International.