Dr. Jingbo Huang joined UNU Institute in Macau in September 2018 as the Assistant Director, responsible for the institute’s overall management and creating an enabling research ecosystem locally, regionally and globally. In January 2019, she was appointed Director ad interim until the end of 2019. She has held various managerial positions in the UN, UNDP, UNESCO and UNSSC in the past 15 years. She founded the UN system executive management programmes, which quickly became the corporate standard. Her strong connections with the UN system will enable her to guide the institute’s work to be more result-driven and UN policy-driven.
Jingbo received her Doctor of Education degree from Columbia University, specialized in Communication, Computing and Technology in Education. She also holds a Master’s degree in Arts Administration from Institut d’Etudes de Grenoble, France, and the second Master’s degree in French Instruction from Indiana University-Bloomington. She received her Bachelor degrees in Economics and French from Peking University, China. She has been a career advisor and visiting professor at the Sun Yat-sen University since 2007.