Rajendra Aryal

FAO Representative in Indonesia, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


RAJENDRA ARYAL is appointed as FAO Representative in Indonesia and Timor-Leste in mid-August 2021. Prior to his current appointment, he was FAO Representative in Afghanistan since September 2018; and he was the Senior Programme Advisor for Resilience Building in FAO Emergency Operations Division in Rome, Italy from 2015 to September 2018.

Since mid-March 2003, he has held various positions within the Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations (FAO), such as senior programme advisor for global Food Security Cluster (gFSC) in Italy; Senior Resilience Manager for Eastern Europe in Serbia; Deputy Representative in South Sudan; Senior Resilience Coordinator in Pakistan; Senior Regional Recovery Coordinator for Asia in Thailand; Representative a.i., in Sri Lanka and Maldives and the Philippines; Senior Rehabilitation and Recovery Coordinator in Indonesia; Recovery Coordinator in Bangladesh, and Area Manager in Afghanistan. Mr. Aryal also worked as Programme Officer with UNCDF/UNDP and GIZ International Services. He has nearly 26 years of work experience that also includes his experience with public and private sectors.

He holds a Master’s degree in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering from Leibnitz University, Hannover, Germany, and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy, India.