Stefan Schweinfest has been the Director of the United Nations Statistics Division, Department of Economics and Social Affairs since July 2014. Mr. Schweinfest joined the Statistics Division in 1989 and worked in various areas, such as national and environmental accounting, statistical capacity building programmes, and indicator frameworks. He was responsible for external relationships of the Division, both with member countries as well as with international partner organization. In this context, he has been the substantive Secretary of the United Nations Statistical Commission since 2002.
Mr. Schweinfest has also been the Secretary of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). He was closely involved since the beginning in the establishment of the UN-GGIM programme and acted as the key liaison between the Division and the United Nations Economic and Social Council during the negotiations of the United Nations resolution that formally launched UN-GGIM in 2011.