Sheila Aggarwal-Khan

Dr. Sheila Aggarwal-Khan

Dr. Sheila Aggarwal-Khan is the Director of the Economy Division at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Sheila was previously the Director of the Green Climate Fund and Global Environment Facility operations at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). She has served as an Environmental Specialist at a U.S. State Department of Environmental Protection, the Environment Liaison Centre International and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

At UNEP, she held positions ranging from Senior Advisor in the organization’s Strategic Implementation Team, to Acting Director of the Policy and Programme Division and Deputy Director of the GEF Division. She also served as external advisor in UNDP reviewing its business model in one of its global fund operations.

She authored The Policy Process in International Environmental Governance and Promoting Coherence: Towards an Effective Global Environment Facility. Sheila holds a doctorate in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia.