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Annette Richardson


Annette Richardson is a Senior Advisor at the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP). Ms. Richardson focuses on building strategic activities and facilitates the establishment of linkages and development of long-term relationships with private sector partners, high net-worth individuals, social investors and foundations. Responsible for public affairs and external relations, Ms. Richardson implements global multi-stakeholder advocacy and outreach campaigns in support of the UN Secretary-General global development priorities and the Millennium Development Goals.  Ms. Richardson is currently a Special Advisor to the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for Beijing +20 and a Special Advisor to the Under-Secretary-General and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and CEO of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. In 2005, Ms. Richardson founded Richardson Rogers & Associates LLC, a New York and Washington, DC-based consulting firm which counsels clients on public-private partnerships, cause marketing campaigns and resource mobilization. Prior to launching her venture, Ms. Richardson was Director of International Relations for the New York City 2012 Olympic Bid Committee. She also served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO of Vivendi Universal (1999-2002). Ms. Richardson is an Honorary Ambassador of the University for Peace (UPeace). She was awarded the 2010 Global Citizen Award and the 2010 Professional Woman of the Year Award by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). In 2013 and 2014, she was selected as one of Forbes Woman’s 200 most powerful minds, from multiple spheres of influence, who are redefining the notion of power through innovation and disruption.

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