Born: 28 June 1959 in Simferopol, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
Nationality: Russian Federation
Position: Chef, Technical Cooperation Unit, Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Secretariat
Mr. Oleg Serezhin joined the United Nations Department in June 1990 as an Economic Affairs Officer at the Financial and Fiscal Branch of the Department of International Economic and Social Affairs (DIESA) working on promoting entrepreneurship in the Eastern European countries.
From 1993 and until 1998 he was working as an Economic Affairs Officer in Technical Cooperation at the Department of Development Support and Management Services. Mr. Serezhin was responsible for field projects on post-conflict rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-combatants in Africa.
From 1998 until 2003 he continued to work in technical cooperation on social development issues, rural development and social integration at UNDESA, Social Development and Planning Management Branch.
In 2003 he was promoted to a position of a Social Affairs Officer at the Social Integration Branch where he continued to work on technical cooperation issues in the area of social development, integration of social groups (people with disabilities, older persons and young people).
In 2006 Mr. Serezhin was assigned to the newly established Technical Cooperation Unit (TCU) at the Division where he worked on Ageing, Disability, Youth and Family issues providing technical assistance to the developing countries and counties in transition at their request.
In 2013 Mr. Serezhin was appointed Chief of the Technical Cooperation Unit.
Before the UN (from 1982 and until 1990) Mr. Serezhin was working for the USSR Government as an expert in planning and economics on science and technology projects.
Mr. Oleg Serezhin received a Master’s degree in Engineering from the Moscow Technical University (former Power Engineering Institute) in 1982 and a degree in International Economic Relations and Finance from the Moscow Financial College in 1986.