Torben Soll is Manager in the Quality Assurance and Professionalisation unit and currently Officer-in-Charge of UNDP's Procurement Support Office in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He is responsible for the design, development and implementation of procurement training, certification and quality assurance initiatives at individual, organizational and partner country levels.
Torben is chairing the Professional Development Working Group of the United Nation’s High Level Committee on Management – Procurement Network (HLCM-PN) leading the common procurement professionalization efforts in the UN System.
Prior to joining UNDP, Torben spent four years with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) in Lebanon, where he worked as Team Leader and Economic Affairs Officer.
Before joining the UN system in 2000, he worked 7 years as Chief Consultant in Ramboll Management Ltd, the largest Danish private management consulting company in the area of public sector development.
Torben is a regular tutor on UNDP courses with the main focus being on the CIPS accredited Introductory (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3) Certificates in Public Procurement as well as the Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement (Level 4).
Torben is a Danish national and holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration, and is full Member (MCIPS) and Fellow (FCIPS) of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).