IFAD Country Director & Representative, South East Asia and the Pacific Sub-Regional Office
Mr. Ron Hartman is currently IFAD’s Country Director and Representative at its South East Asia and the Pacific sub-regional office in Jakarta. He is responsible for managing IFAD’s investments and operations in 18 countries across South East Asia and the Pacific Islands. Prior to his current position, Mr. Hartman has served as a Country Programme Manager (Nepal, Pacific Islands, Thailand) and Portfolio/ Operations Advisor in the Asia and Pacific region. Mr. Hartman has also served UNOPS as a Portfolio Manager based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Prior to joining the United Nations in 2003, Mr. Hartman held management positions in both public and private sector organizations in Australia and the United Kingdom, most recently in investment banking and fund management.
With over 23 years of professional experience, including over 14 years with the United Nations, Mr Hartman has acquired an extensive managerial and operational experience in over 25 countries. He has specialized knowledge in promoting sustainable socio-economic development and poverty reduction, public policy, public and private investment, and developing partnerships. He has strong technical experience in the design and implementation of investment programmes. In 2011, Mr Hartman was awarded the IFAD Presidential Award for outstanding performance.
Mr Hartman was educated in Australia and UK and holds qualifications in economics, finance and management.