Member AUM
$70 trillion

Zitouni Ould-Dada PhD

Senior Advisor
Dr Ould-Dada
Team:
Policy

Dr Ould-Dada has 27 years' international experience working with the United Nations and the governments of United Kingdom and France in high profile policy areas including climate change, food security, energy security, and sustainable development.

Dr Ould-Dada participated in fourteen climate COPs where he held various roles including chair of negotiations, lead negotiator on climate and technology for the UK and France, UN delegate, moderator, and speaker. His diplomatic leadership and achievements in climate negotiations contributed to the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

In his latest role of Deputy Director at UN-FAO, he played a leading role in raising the importance of addressing the climate-food crisis and driving forward the transformation of global agrifood systems. He was also a member of many UN Task Forces established by the UN Secretary General including for advancing climate action, food systems’ transformation, and SDGs implementation. Dr Ould-Dada is internationally renowned and a trusted collaborative leader amongst the global climate change and agricultural development communities. He is a respected advocate and global voice for solutions to climate change, food security and sustainability with a proven track record of delivering successful collaborative partnerships and initiatives.

Dr Ould-Dada is a national of Morocco and the United Kingdom, holds a PhD in Environmental/Radiation Protection from Imperial College, London, UK; a Master’s degree in environmental management and planning from Université de Rennes, France; and a BSc in Environmental Engineering from Institut Universitaire de Technologie, Perpignan, France.