Development & Operations - UNCTAD-ASYCUDA Programme

Mr. Renaud Massenet is responsible for the ASYCUDA Programme’s Development & Operations in UNCTAD’s Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. He holds an advanced degree in computer Science from Ecole Superieure d'Informatique, France, and a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from Durham University, UK. More recently he completed MOOC “Gamification” course from the University of Pennsylvania, and on “Leading Strategic Innovation in Organisations” from the Vanderbilt University.

He was involved with automation of government revenue and public expenditures in Haiti in the mid 80s before working in the private sector in ICT / Business Intelligence. He joined UNCTAD to take up the role of Chief Technical Adviser for a customs modernization and automation project in Africa in the late 80's, and he was then instrumental in the setting-up, development and management of the ASYCUDA Programme's regional office for Asia & and the Pacific, based in Kuala Lumpur. In that capacity he was closely associated with Customs modernization / automation projects in 20+ countries, including in Sri Lanka.

As the deputy Head of the ASYCUDA programme since 2017 Mr. Renaud Massenet now contributes to charting and aligning ever more closely the orientation of the programme to the changing needs and demands of customs and trade among UNCTAD’s membership.