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United Nations Procurement Roundtable: Renewable Energy

October 13, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Join the U.S. Commercial Service New York and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations for a presentation and discussion about the UN Secretariat’s growing market for renewable energy.

The UN Secretariat is targeting to achieve 80% renewable energy by 2030, prompting increased demand for renewable energy solutions to support UN headquarters buildings, peacekeeping and political missions.

Attendees will hear from Mr. Thierry Tremblay, Program Officer – Environment , Office of the Under-Secretary-General about the UN’ Secretariat’s Climate Action Plan and overall transformation in this area. Ms. Yvette Khoury, Team Leader, Engineering and Infrastructure Team at the UN Procurement Division (UNPD) will speak about the increased procurement needs related to renewable energy power generation and storage solutions.

This event will be informative for suppliers companies that are ready to start bidding and for those who have bid on past tenders . Participation will be limited to U.S. companies with established operations in the energy sector.

If you have any questions or encounter any issues registering, please contact Susan Hettleman, Commercial Officer at Susan.Hettleman@trade.gov.

Speaker Bios:
Mr. Thierry Tremblay, Program Officer – Environment, Office of the Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Operational Support

Mr. Tremblay brings over 20 years of experience in environmental management, sustainable development, occupational safety and health, and corporate social responsibility. He currently serves as Programme Officer – Environment in the United Nations Department of Operational Support. Prior to this, he was chief of the environment and occupational safety and health unit at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (2018-2021), one of the largest and most challenging peacekeeping missions in the world

Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Tremblay held several managerial positions in the natural resources and extractives sector in Canada, West Africa and South America (2008-2018). He also served the Canadian Department of National Defense for ten years as environmental and general safety manager for the Royal Canadian Air Force (1999-2008). He started his career for the Quebec Department of Public Health as environmental health researcher (1997-1999).

Mr. Tremblay specializes in integrating environmental considerations in operations, in implementing practical and cost-effective environmental risk management solutions, and in providing strategic and tactical advisory services to senior leaders, in the context of peacekeeping, industrial and military activities.

Mr. Tremblay holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Sherbrooke and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Earth Science from the Laurentian University, both in Canada. He is a certified environmental professional in Canada and he’s fluent in English and French.

Ms. Yvette Khoury, Team Leader, Engineering and Infrastructure Team, United Nations Procurement Division

Ms. Yvette Khoury is a Procurement Officer with the Technology and Infrastructure Support Service of the Procurement Division in the Office of Supply Chain Management of the United Nations. Her current duty involves the procurement of goods and services in the areas of Power Generation, Accommodation and Water and Waste Water Treatment in support of UN Missions worldwide. Prior to taking this task, Yvette Khoury worked in the Aviation Transportation and Logistics Section with the long term Air Charter Team. Before joining the United Nations Procurement Division, she has worked in the private sector and held the position of Application Specialist with a leading medical company called Draeger Medical in Canada. In previous work experience, she held the position of Procurement and Supply Manager for a large medical equipment distributor in the West Bank, Palestine. Throughout this period, she managed the department, participated in numerous local and international tenders for the supply of medical equipment to major healthcare facilities, negotiated and signed contracts with manufacturers and entered into agreements with healthcare facilities for the supply, installation and maintenance of medical equipment.

Ms. Yvette Khoury holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Connecticut in the United States and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Southern Connecticut State University.


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