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Yesim Oruc
Deputy Director for UNDP Washington

Yesim Oruc joined UNDP Washington in August 2016. She has 20 years' experience in programs and partnerships in UNDP country offices, including Turkey, Romania, and most recently Albania. As UNDP Country Director in Albania and Resident Representative in Romania, she has led UNDP's work to reform local governments, municipalities, security sector institutions, and electoral processes. She began her UNDP career in 1996 in the Turkey country Office. She holds a Master’s Degree Ín Middle Eastern Studies (Politics) from the American University in Cairo and Bachelor of Arts from Yale University (US). She speaks English, Turkish, and some Arabic and German.