Mr. Juraj Riečan - ESCWA

Mr. Juraj Riečan

Cluster 4 Lead

Juraj Riečan is the Leader of the Statistics, Information Society and Technology Cluster.

Mr. Riečan joined ESCWA in January 2009 as the Director of the Statistics Division. In this capacity, he focused on managing the ESCWA programme aimed at assisting Arab countries in building the capacity of their statistical systems. He also led ESCWA efforts to collect and disseminate statistical data on the region.

Mr. Juraj Riečan. Photo: ESCWA

Mr. Riečan previously worked in various positions at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on numerous statistical topics, including macroeconomic statistics, population and housing censuses, and migration statistics. The primary focus of his work was on statistical infrastructure, including data and metadata models, data quality, data dissemination and communication, and the use of administrative registers and records for statistical purposes.

In his academic career, Mr. Riečan focused on mathematical statistics, notably on regression models applied in biology, medical research and mechanical engineering. Mr. Riečan holds a PhD in Mathematical Statistics. His thesis focused on applications of the Kolmogorov Consistency Theorem.

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