Elena Panova
Elena Panova

United Nations Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan

Participating session

Elena Panova was born on April 15, 1962. From 1981 to 1986 she studied at the Technical Chemical University, Bulgaria and has a master's degree in microelectronics. From 1992 to 1996 she studied at the University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria and has a master's degree in international law and foreign trade. Elena Panova worked as an Executive Director in the regional development Agency from 1997 to 2000. From 2000 to 2006 – Programme Manager, Programme Analyst at UNDP in Bulgaria. From 2006 to 2008 – Private Sector Cooperation Officer, Office of the Permanent Coordinator, UN in Ukraine. From 2008 to 2009, she worked as a Programme Analyst at UNDP in Bulgaria; from 2009 to 2010 – as a Specialist on private sector involvement in the Private Sector Division, Partnership Office, UNDP New York; from April to October 2010 – as a Programme Analyst at UNDP Bulgaria; from October 2010 to February 2014 – as Deputy Country Director, UNDP Ukraine. From February 2014 to December 2016, she worked as a Senior Programme Coordinator at the UNDP Regional Centre in Istanbul for Europe and the CIS. From January 2017 to the present, she is the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan.