Senior Programme Officer, Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, United Nations Environment Programme, Geneva, Switzerland
Muralee Thummarukudy is currently the Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction at United Nations Environment Programme. Dr. Thummarukudy holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology. He is an Alumni of the United Nations University and a Beahrs’ fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Thummarukudy has over 20 years of experience in Environment and Disaster Management around the world. Between 1995 and 2003, Dr. Thummarukudy was Corporate Advisor to Shell operated oil companies in Middle East dealing with oil industry related emergencies. Since 2003, Dr. Thummarukudy has been with the Post Conflict and Disaster Management Branch of UNEP. Dr. Thummarukudy coordinated the projects in Iraq, Lebanon and occupational Palestine territories, and was further involved in post disaster situations in China, Myanmar, Haiti and Japan.