Iran Resident Coordinator, United Nations
Mr. Lewis, a national of Barbados, has served with the United Nations for 26 years in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. He was born in Bridgetown in 1962. Mr. Lewis has been the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative in Iran since 2013.
Between 2008-2013 he was Regional Representative at the UNODC Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand and covering 34 countries and territories.
Prior postings include India, South Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Austria, and his native Barbados.
Mr. Lewis holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. His undergraduate years were spent at Queen's University in Canada and Glasgow University in the UK. He is a University of the West Indies Exhibition holder. Mr. Lewis is a published author on Barbadian history and has also written journal articles on matters related to Caribbean security and drug control. He is a soccer player. His interests include bass guitar and percussion, paleoanthropology, 4x4 off-road driving and scuba diving.
He is accompanied in Iran by his wife, Elizabeth Lewis. Together, they have three university-age daughters.