Stefan Schweinfest was appointed Director of the UNSD/DESA in July 2014. Under his leadership, the Division compiles and disseminates global statistical information and develops standards and norms for statistical activities. The Division oversees the integration of geospatial, statistical and other information and supports countries' efforts to strengthen their national statistical and geospatial systems.
In his private time, Schweinfest likes to sing and has performed numerous concerts with his chorus in Carnegie Hall. He is also a passionate marathon runner and loves to run all over the world.