Theresa Rueth

Project Associate (based at UNIDO HQ in Vienna)


With five years of previous work experience with UNIDO, Theresa Rueth joined the team in May 2020 and coordinates the collaboration of ITPO Germany within the Department of Digitalization, Technology and Innovation and with the other ITPOs of the network.

She worked on the formulation and implementation of several UNIDO technical cooperation projects in Africa and Asia in the areas of Industry 4.0 and social entrepreneurship. In her previous function, Theresa organized numerous international conferences and facilitated inter-agency cooperation, such as through the G20 Development Working Group in the run-up to the 2016 G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China.

Theresa speaks German, English, French and Spanish and holds a master’s degree in international relations.

Professional background

  • Project Associate, UNIDO Business Environment, Cluster and Innovation Division,

  • Project Associate, UNIDO Office of Strategic Planning and Coordination

  • International Sales Coordinator for Asia and Latin America, fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG