1 July 2022
Magnus Magnusson joined UNESCO in 2017 as Director for Partnerships and Outreach in the Human and Social Science Sector and has been appointed as Officer in Charge for the UNESCO Almaty Office as of 1 July 2022.Prior to joining UNESCO, Mr. Magnusson held positions as Vice President for Emerging Markets and Sustainability at Eco Capacity Exchange, Head of Government Relations, Northern Europe at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Head of Business Development and External Relations at the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and Regional Manager, Africa at the Nordic Development Fund (NDF).
Mr. Magnusson started his career at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs with desk responsibility for international finance institutions. He then joined the Nordic Council of Ministers as Senior Advisor for the finance, transport and development cooperation sectors. Hereafter Mr. Magnusson joined the UNEP/GRID Arendal as Head of the Stockholm Office.
A Swedish citizen, Mr. Magnusson has an academic background in social sciences, business administration and economics and environmental studies.