Patrick John Gilabert


Patrick J GilabertProfessional Experiences:

Dates               : March 2007 - to date
Title                 : UNIDO Representative, Head of Programme Madagascar
Employer Name  : United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Representative Office in Antananarivo for the Indian Ocean (Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros), Antananarivo, MADAGASCAR

Main achievements:
As a Director General of UNIDO for the Indian Ocean
countries, manages technical assistance programs in the countries of my coverage

Dates               : April 1996 - February 2007
Title                 : Development Specialist industrial (industrial economist, expert in investment strategy and outsourcing)
Employer Name  : United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Division of Program Development and Technical Cooperation for the promotion of investment and technology, unit investment promotion, Vienna , AUSTRIA

Main achievements:
Responsible for the development and implementation of technical assistance programs of UNIDO in promoting investment and subcontracting. Performed a total of 76 technical assistance projects in the field of private sector development (investment, outsourcing, development and financing of SMEs) in Africa, countries in the Indian Ocean, China, Arab countries, Latin America and Caribbean countries, with a total budget of 7.2 million USD.

In the development and promotion of subcontracting:

  • Coordinates the overall program of UNIDO for the development of Subcontracting and Industrial Partnership, which facilitates the production linkages between small, medium and large manufacturing enterprises by linking them to global networks of subcontracting. Advise and supervise the creation of scholarships Subcontracting and Partnership (SPX).

  • Assists now, through technical assistance projects mainly self-financed, establishment and / or strengthening of SPX in China (Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai), Colombia (Bogotá), Ghana (Accra), Qatar (Doha). New projects implementation SPX will be realized in China (Harbin, Xi'an, Guangzhou), Haiti (Port-au-Prince), Russia and Africa.

  • Coordinates the expansion and strengthening of the network of 42 SPX in more than 32 countries (list of SPX is at the following address: and develops networks SPX in the following areas: Algeria, Tunisia SPX network in China, SPX association of Latin America (ALABASUB), SPX network of Colombia, the network for the Gulf countries. Developing strategic partnerships with investment promotion offices and Technology (UNIDO ITPO) and the Supply Chain Council (Washington, USA).

  • Ensure the integration of best practices in the SPX program, in partnership with UNDP, UNCTAD, World Bank experts (Bearing Point Consulting, Carrefour), university (HEC Montreal, University of Hong Kong Science , Fudan University Shanghai) and organizes global forums such as the "Global Supply Chain Forum", Beijing, China, May 2005.

In the area of investment:

  • Member of the UNIDO network - Agencies African Investment Promotion (AfrIPANet, Established in 2001, AfrIPANet is a platform for developing strategies and activities for the promotion of investment. The AfrIPANet currently covers 15 African countries for which UNIDO has developed programs for industrial development. The 2005 survey of foreign investors was introduced in South Africa in June 2006.

  • Advises governments on the establishment and / or strengthening strategies, institutional capacity building (such as agencies of Investment Promotion) and funding mechanisms for SMEs: Algeria (APSI), Burkina Faso (DGDI) China (Kunming, Nanning), Côte d'Ivoire (CEPICI), Mali (NFC), Niger (synergistic venture capital), Madagascar (PPE SME financing), Cameroon (IMCC), Guinea (OPIP), Guinea-Bissau , Senegal (APIX), Tunisia (FIPA), Uganda (UIA).

  • Identifies and assesses the reliability of financial and economic investment projects, ensures the promotion and monitoring of investment projects and sub-contractors across the organization share business partnership, the Forum and Round Tables Business Casablanca, 06/96, Antananarivo, 10/96, Accra, 05/97, Yaounde, 06/97, Abidjan, 11/97 Conakry, 03/98, Canada-Tunisia Austria (05/99), Tunis , 06/99, Ouagadougou 06/01 Tunis, 06/01, Egypt (03/02), Supply Chain International Conference, Beijing 05/05. Organizes and / or participates regularly in numerous conferences in North America, Europe and Asia on issues of investment and international outsourcing.

Team Leader UNIDO integrated program in Senegal, Phase I, 1999-2003, a program developed by a team of 11 senior UNIDO in partnership with the United Nations system and the private sector in Senegal, budget 7.8 million. Elected member of the body's internal appeal (Joint Appeal Board - JAB) and internal disciplinary appeal committee (Joint Disciplinary Committee - JDC).

Official mission: Algeria, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China (Beijing, Chongqing, Harbin, Kunming, Qingdao, Shanghai), Cote d'Ivoire, France, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Lebanon , Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Central African Republic, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda.

Dates               : March 1993 - March 1995
Title                 : Program Manager
Employer Name  : UNIDO representative office in Hanoi, VIETNAM

Main achievements:

  • Management and coordination of industrial technical cooperation projects ($ 4 million) in the following sectors: promotion of international investment, private sector development, strategy and industrial policy, technology transfer, in partnership with major industrial groups French, Belgian and Japanese.

  • Formulation and negotiation with the Vietnamese authorities project proposals and seeking funding to companies, financial institutions, bi. and multilateral.

  • Member of recruiting UN system for Vietnam and UNIDO representation in international conferences, eg at the Institute for International Research (IIR) in Hong Kong.

Official mission: Austria, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, France

Dates               : December 1992 - February 1993
Title                 : International Marketing Expert
Employer Name  : GEMPLUS Electronics, La Ciotat, FRANCE
(No. 1 worldwide in the field of manufacturing smart cards)

Main achievements:
Market research for product development "electronic wallet" for automatic machines whose applications have been developed in the United States since.

Dates               : June 1991 - November 1992
Title                 : Commercial Attaché
Employer Name : French Ministry of Economy and Finance, Poste d’Expansion Economique (PEE) for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Colombo, SRI LANKA

Main achievements:

  • Organization of trade missions surveys in the following areas: aquaculture, electronics, electronic components, water treatment and monitoring of projects financed by aid protocols Franco-Sri Lankan and Maldivian-Franco on behalf of large groups French manufacturers.

  • Collection of information from donors (UNDP, World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), UNIDO, Japan International Cooperation Agency) for transmission of tenders to the Ministry of Finance (Direction des relations économiques extérieures, DREE) and Centre Français du Commerce Extérieur (CFCE).

  • Market research: "IT in Sri Lanka", "Software development in Sri Lanka", "Remote sensing of coastal Maldivian and Sri Lankan" (available at CFCE, Paris, France).

Dates               : September-October 1990
Title                 : Marketing Project Manager
Employer Name  : French Ministry of Economy and Finance, Poste d'Expansion Economique (PEE), Tokyo, Japan

Main achievements: Market research on Japanese SMEs producing high-tech industrial ceramics for automotive and electronic (available CFCE, Paris, France).

Dates               : July-August 1990
Title                 : Marketing Research Officer
Employer Name : Bertin & Cie, Paris, FRANCE
(First French Society for Research under contract)

Main Achievements: Development Strategy Group Bertin & Cie Japan, study Japanese technology monitoring system.

Dates               : September 1989
Title                 : Marketing Research Officer
Employer Name : MARUBENI Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
(Japanese trading company)

Main achievements: Study of the relationship between business and MARUBENI Corporation Bertin & Cie, visit the group of companies "FUJI" (Nissan, NKK, Canon, Sapporo Beer).


Educational Backgrounds:


  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, United Kingdom,
    New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business, New York, USA,
    HEC School of Management, Paris, France,
    Master of Business Administration (MBA - TRIUM Global Programme), 2004-2006


  • Université de Droit, d’Economies et des Sciences, Aix-Marseille III, France,
    Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA), magna cum laude, Technology Watch, 1996-1997


  • Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Marseille, Marseille, France,
    Mastère Spécialisé, Management of Technology, Quality, Environment, 1995-1996


  • Université de Provence I, Aix-en-Provence, France,
    Licence, Maîtrise, Magistère, international trade negotiation, business management in Asia / Japan, economics, sociology, 1985-1991


  • Lycée P. Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence, France, 
    Baccalauréat, (Philo., Languages), 1982-1985

Studies or further education not leading to a degree:

  • INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, Supply Chain Management, 29/09/2003 - 03/10/2003

  • John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, Harvard Trade Policy Certificate 2002, 29/09/2002 - 11/10/2002

  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, Strategic Alliances Programme, 12 - 17/10/2000

  • Formation à l’ONU Vienne/ONUDI, Vienna, Austria, 10 certificats, Sécurité sur le terrain (2006), approche cadre logique (Logical Framework Approach) (2006), Team Member/Leadership (2003), Sécurité sur le terrain (2003), Développement de technopôles (2002), Basic COMFAR III (2002), Coaching (2001), certificat d’aptitude des nations unies (UNLP) en Anglais (2001), Gestion de la qualité totale (2000), Approche analytique (Analytical Thinking) (2000)

  • IV Base Militaire aérienne, Aix les miles, France, Brevet de Préparation Militaire de l´Armée de l’Air, 1989 - 1990 (during the end of the week)

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