Patrick Gilabert (@patrickgilabert) is UNIDO Representative in Viet Nam (@unidovietnam) since January 2011. He leads a technical cooperation portfolio of 29 M USD which support private sector development, investment and subcontracting promotion, CSR, trade capacity building, agro industries, cleaner production and energy efficiency. Before being posted in Viet Nam, he was UNIDO Representative for the Indian Ocean countries (2007-2010), based in Antananarivo and in charge of Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles and Mauritius and industrial development officer in UNIDO HQ Vienna (in charge of investment and subcontracting promotion in Africa, Arab countries and China). Prior to his career with the UN, Patrick worked for the marketing division of Gemplus Electronics (smart card Company) in France and as commercial officer at the French Embassy in Japan and Sri Lanka. He holds a Ph.D in Information - Technology Watch and a Master in sociology, economy from Aix Marseille University (France) and the Trium executive MBA awarded by London School of Economics (LSE), New York University Stern School of Business (NYU Stern) and HEC School of Management Paris.