Executive Secretary
Mr. Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change
Mr. Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Mr. Simon Stiell of Grenada as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 15 August 2022.  The appointment was made after consultation with the Conference of the Parties through its Bureau.

Mr. Stiell served as senior minister in the Government of Grenada from 2013 until June 2022, holding the portfolio of Minister for Climate Resilience and the Environment for five years. He previously served as Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Minister of State with responsibility for human resource development and the environment and as a Parliamentary Secretary within the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry and Fisheries.  He also served as a member of Grenada’s Upper House of Parliament, the Senate, where he served as Leader of Government Business.

Prior to joining government, Mr. Stiell’s career spanned some fourteen years within the technology sector, holding senior executive positions in a number of industry leading companies, from Silicon Valley based technology start-ups to major corporations, including Nokia and GEC Plessey Telecommunications.

Mr. Stiell originally trained as an engineer at London Metropolitan University and College of North West London, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom.