Markus Repnik is an international development executive with 30 years of experience gained with the United Nations, World Bank Group, Austrian Government, NGOs, and private sector, including 16 years of field experience in developing and transition countries.
Since October 2017 Mr. Repnik is Director of Development Partnerships at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). In this role, he spearheaded the creation of the Alliance for Hydromet Development and the Systematic Observations Financing Facility.
Prior to joining WMO Mr. Repnik was Managing Director of the Global Mechanism, the operational arm of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). His team shaped the operationalization of the SDG target on Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN). He co-led the development of the LDN Fund, the first privately managed public-private investment fund dedicated to an SDG target and measuring the SDG contributions of the fund’s investments.
Mr. Repnik worked 15 years at the World Bank Group, including 10 years as a manager. As a country manager, he was responsible for the Bank’s engagement with several African and European countries. As part of the Europe and Central Asia management team, he played a leadership role in developing the Reimbursable Advisory Services business model with EU member states. As an advisor and acting manager of the Bank Group’s Climate Policy Team, he spearheaded the development of the Bank’s approach to integrating climate and disaster risk management in all IDA country work.
Mr. Repnik holds a Master of Economics and Social Sciences and completed several executive development programs, including at Harvard Business School and Cambridge University.