Robert Opp

Chief Digital Officer, United Nations Development Programme

Speaker Bio

Robert Opp is the Chief Digital Officer of UNDP, the United Nations' global sustainable development organization working across 170 countries with more than 22,000 staff. UNDP adopted its second Digital Strategy in 2022, which sets out a vision to create a world in which digital is an empowering force for people and planet. Robert leads the agency’s digital transformation, an organization-wide effort, to harness the power of new technology to improve the lives of those furthest behind.

Prior to this role, Robert served as Director of the Innovation and Change Management Division within the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) where he established an in-house ‘Zero Hunger’ innovation accelerator and created an award-winning crowdfunding smartphone app, ShareTheMeal.