Mr. Alessandro Fracassetti
Mr. Alessandro Fracassetti was appointed as UNDP Resident Representative for Azerbaijan in April 2019 after having led UNDP Azerbaijan ad interim since December 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Fracassetti served as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative for Azerbaijan from 2016 to 2018.
Mr. Alessandro Fracassetti has been serving in management positions in UNDP for the last 15 years. He served as Deputy Resident Representative in Skopje, Macedonia from 2011 to July 2016 and in Zagreb, Croatia from 2006 to 2011, as well as Assistant Resident Representative in Minsk, Belarus from 2004 to 2006.
Prior to UNDP, he served with the OSCE on secondment from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1996 to 2000 as Senior Election Officer and Senior Political Advisor, and in Croatia from 2000 to 2004 as OSCE Spokesman and Head of Public Affairs.
Mr. Fracassetti holds a Master in Politics and Administration of the European Union from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Sussex and a Certificate of Political Studies from Science Po, Strasbourg, France. He has specialized in EU Politics, History and Law and has studied and worked in Eastern Europe and former Yugoslavia for over 22 years.
He speaks fluently four languages including his native Italian, English, French and Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian and has a basic knowledge of Russian. He is married and has two children age 13 and 10.