Head of the Secretariat
Shereen ZORBA is the Head of the Secretariat of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment. She is also Chief of Science-Policy-Business Interface at UN Environment. Shereen Zorba is an expert in political communications and international relations whose work with the UN spans over 18 years. She has been credited for leading diverse, high-impact programmes across UN Environment and Peacekeeping operations. Her recent work focuses on strengthening the interface between science, policy and diverse markets to achieve environmental sustainability.
Since 2017, Shereen lead the convening of UN-SPBF around Big Data for the planet, bringing together the contributions and perspectives of diverse actors and experts, including technology giants and earth observations leaders. The Working Group on Big Data and Exponential Tech paved the way towards the unanimous adoption by UNEA of a ministerial declaration mandating the development of a global big data strategy on the environment by 2025. SPBF is the convening arm of the WESR, data strategy and recently launched DEAL initiative.