Hannah Ryder has been on the job as the United Nations Development Program’s Deputy Country Director for China for just a couple of months. Although she’s new to China, Ryder is a veteran development professional with experience in Europe and Africa. A Kenyan-native, Ryder is using the opportunity in China to better understand what lessons from China’s incredibly rapid economic development of the past three decades can be applied globally, particularly in places like Africa.
About Hannah Ryder
Hannah Ryder is the United Nations Development Program’s Deputy Country Director for China. Prior to her assignment in Beijing for the UNDP, Ryder worked in the United Kingdom’s Department For International Development in London where she specialized in climate change issues among other fields. She is a native of Kenya and holds degrees from both the University of London and the University of Sussex.