Antonio Pedro

Acting Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Antonio M.A. Pedro is the Acting Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), where he also serves as the Deputy Executive Secretary (Programme Support). A mineral exploration geologist with more than 40 years’ experience, Mr. Pedro has broad experience in and exposure to international development issues and management at national, sub-regional, and continental levels.  

He joined the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in 2001, where he has worked in various roles, most recently as Director of ECA’s Sub-regional Office for Central Africa (SRO-CA), from 2016 to 2021, based in Yaounde, Cameroon, and as Director of the ECA Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa (SRO-EA), in Kigali, Rwanda.  

Prior to joining ECA, Mr. Pedro was the Director General of the Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre (SEAMIC), in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Managing Director of several companies in Mozambique, and; Deputy National Director of Mozambique’s Geological Survey. 

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