Mr. Alfredo Cueva joined UNIDO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, in July 2011. He currently holds the post of Industrial Development Officer at the Stockholm Convention Division, Department of Environment.
Alfredo holds a PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has over 33 years of professional experience.
Prior to joining UNIDO, he has served in a variety of public and private organizations in Ecuador and the United States of America, in several positions including:
• Technical Undersecretary and Acting National Secretary of Water Resources (Ecuador, 2011)
• Environmental Advisor to the Minister of Non-Renewable Natural Resources (Ecuador, 2010)
• Program Director for "Environmentally Sound Management of Chemicals, Industrial and Special Wastes in Ecuador" (Ecuador, 2002 – 2009)
• Project Director for the “Design and Implementation of the Environmental Impact Assessment System and its corresponding Regulations in Ecuador” (Ecuador, 2001)
• Senior Environmental Engineer & Director of Business Development for Latin America and the Caribbean, Alpha-Gamma Technologies, Inc. (North Carolina, USA,1999-2000)
• Researcher and Senior Consultant at CVM, Inc. and D.T.L., Inc. (North Carolina, USA,1995-1997)
• Research Assistant, Clemson University and University of North Carolina (USA,1992 to 1994 and 1998).
• Senior Partner and Technical Director at INYPCA Consulting (Ecuador, 1989 -1992)
• Professor of Environmental Engineering at the National Polytechnic School (Ecuador, 1985 - 1998)
Mr. Cueva has advanced knowledge of environmental engineering, environmental policy and management; project and program design and management, and institutional capacity development. He has developed a dynamic career in academia, environmental consulting and technical assistance in developing countries. He served for five years (2006 – 2010) as an expert member of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC), which is a subsidiary body to the Stockholm Convention established for reviewing chemicals proposed for listing in Annexes A, B, and/or C.