UNODC Regional Representative
Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific
Mr. Lewis, a national of Barbados, has served with the United Nations for 25 years in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. He was born in Bridgetown in 1962. Mr. Lewis' postings with the UN have been as follows:
2008-date Regional Representative, UNODC Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific (Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand - covering 34 countries and territories).
2004-2008 Regional Representative, UNODC Regional Office for South Asia (Duty station: New Delhi, India - covering 6 countries).
1999-2004 Programme Manager (Drugs), Regional Office for Southern Africa (Duty station: Pretoria, South Africa - covering 13 countries).
1998-1999 Deputy Representative, UNODC Country Office for Afghanistan. (Duty station: Islamabad, Pakistan - Concurrent designation as Acting Representative of the Regional Office from December 1997 - May 1998.)
1995-1998 Assistant Representative, UNODC Regional Office for South West Asia (Duty station: Islamabad, Pakistan - covering Pakistan and Iran).
1993-1995 Programme Officer, Office of Deputy Executive Director and Director of Operations, UNODC Headquarters (Duty station: Vienna, Austria).
1987-1993 National Programme Officer, UNDP Regional Office for the Eastern Caribbean (Duty station: Bridgetown, Barbados - covering 10 countries and territories.)
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. In addition to writing on matters related to drug control and human trafficking, Mr. Lewis is a published author on Barbadian history and security matters. He is a soccer player. His interests include paleoanthropology, bass guitar and percussion, 4 x 4 off-road driving and scuba diving.
He and his wife, Elizabeth Lewis, have three daughters.