Tutor Profiles

UNDP tutors are drawn from both UNDP's own staff as well as its roster of external experts.

You can be assured that all have extensive and relevant experience. A selection of their profiles are shown here.

Rodolfo Sanjurjo

 

Rodolfo Sanjurjo has been a tutor for diverse Procurement training courses for the past 15 years for various UN organizations and International Financial Institutions, in particular in the Latin American region. His expertise lies within the private sector, The World Bank, the UN System -for both UNOPS and UNDP- as well as tutor on "Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - CIPS Level 2”.

As detailed below, Rodolfo Sanjurjo has worked on General Procurement Procedures and Regulations, Procurement Training and Seminars, and most recently on Procurement Oversight, both as an independent consultant or as UN staff.

Rodolfo Sanjurjo joined the UN system in 1997 as Head of UNOPS Lima Office (Perú), co-ordinating a staff of 25 procurement professionals tendering Goods, Services and Civil Works (over 240 tenders, with an approximate value of USD 525 millions) for Government Counterpart and UNDP; in 2002 he joined UNDP, and served as Head of UNDP Brazil CO Procurement Unit and later UNDP Honduras Procurement Unit.

In 2007, Rodolfo Sanjurjo was selected Chairperson of the Regional Advisory Committee on Procurement, based in the UNDP Panamá Regional Service Centre, where he Chaired the Regional Advisory Committee on Procurement (RACP), the procurement oversight committee for all 26 UNDP CO in Latin America and the Caribbean, by revising on a weekly basis compliance with UNDP Procurement Rules and Regulations of high value procurement tenders as well as carried out procurement training sessions to all UNDP Country Offices´ Procurement staff on procurement matters and procedures, in compliance with the applicable Rules and Regulations.

Rodolfo Sanjurjo retired from UNDP as RACP Chairperson and is now one of our external tutors.

Rodolfo Sanjurjo is an Uruguayan National, Architect by profession and is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Rodolfo Sanjurjo

Bakhtiyor Khamraev

 

Mr. Bakhtiyor Khamraev is currently the Team Lead, Global Procurement Hub/Procurement Service Unit UNDP HQ. Delivering advisory and direct procurement support to UNDP Business Units globally. Previously managed the Central Procurement Unit in NY (UNDP HQ 2010-2014), led procurement teams in Indonesia (UNDP 2007-2010), Timor-Leste (2006-2007) and Uzbekistan (2003-2005). Before joining UNDP acted as Senior Procurement Specialist for IFIs funded large regional projects in Central Asia (1998-2003). Has experience in private and public organizations in consulting, banking, construction and tourism industries (1993-1997).

Bakhtiyor has also undertook several field missions on behalf of UNDP to e.g. Congo DRC, Indonesia (Tsunami), Kenya/Somalia, Togo, Timor-Leste and Armenia where he conducted training, strategy development, operational support and capacity development. He has an extensive practical experience in establishing Global/Corporate and Local Long Term Agreements for goods and services in various counties and UNDP HQ.

Bakhtiyor has the engineering degree and PhD in Economics.  A procurement certified member of CIPS (Associate CIPS).”

Bakhtiyor Khamraev

Regina Gambino

 

Ms. Gambino is the former Chief Procurement Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and has over 20 years of procurement experience in UN system.

Prior to joining FAO in 1993 as a Contracts Officer, she worked in New York as a lawyer in the private sector.  After her promotion to Chief of the Procurement Service in 2010, Ms. Gambino was not only actively involved in developing policies, manuals and managing the procurement portfolio, but also personally involved in enhancing the training strategy and materials. Ms. Gambino has personally conducted training sessions in over 20 locations over a 3 year period with the participation of over 900 staff. 

Regina has served as the Chair of the UN High Level Committee on Management - Procurement Network and was an active participant in several Inter-Agency Procurement Working Groups.  She has excellent experience in procurement related dispute resolution and policy development and implementation.  Regina is now a regular tutor on the CIPS accredited training programmes conducted in partnership between UNDP and CIPS.

Regina is a US national.  She has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia, and is a member of the New York State Bar.  

Regina Gambino

Peter Adler

 

Peter Adler has been a regular tutor on UNDP/IAPSO courses for the past many years. Today his main focus is on procurement negotiations where he tutors "Effective Negotiations in Projects and Procurement”.

As a tutor, Peter Adler draws upon his long experience within procurement in the UN system. His career within the UN began in 1979 when he joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna as Chief of its Field Procurement Section. From there, he was appointed in 1986 by UNDP/IAPSO in Geneva as its Senior Technical Advisor. In 1990, he became IAPSO’s Deputy Director and Director of the Division of Procurement Services in Copenhagen, Denmark. In spring 1998, Mr. Adler took over the function of UNDP’s Senior Procurement Advisor to the Assistant Administrator of UNDP in New York, which he left in May 1999 to temporarily assist the UNDP project for electrification of Northern Iraq, as its Chief of Procurement. Mr. Adler retired from UNDP effective 1 Jan 2000 and has since worked as an independent consultant.

Mr. Adler is a graduated physicist and holds a Ph.D. in Physics and Chemistry. In addition, he has graduated in Economics and Business Management.

 

Peter Adler

Alfonso Fernandez de Castro

 

Alfonso Fernandez de Castro is currently Procurement Advisor in the Procurement Strategy & Policy Support Unit in UNDP Headquarters New York.

With more than 10 years in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Alfonso joined UNDP in 2002 in Copenhagen, Denmark. From 2002 to 2004, he was Procurement Advisor in the Regional Service Center in Johannesburg for the African Region. Prior to joining HQ in New York, he was head of the Global Procurement Unit in UNDP/ IAPSO.

For the past 6 years, he has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for several organizations in English and Spanish, including UNDP, UNPD and Government organizations around the world. For UNDP/PSO, Alfonso currently tutors “Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement – CIPS Level 2” as well as “Certificado de Adquisiciones Publicás – CIPS Nivel 2”

Alfonso is a Spanish national and holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration.

Alfonso Fernandez de Castro