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    UNIS/BIO/1312
    16 September 2021

    Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 16 September (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe, Stuart Harold Comberbach, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

    During his career, Mr. Comberbach has served in various capacities, among them:

    Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (2018-present); Secretary of the Corporate Governance Unit at the Office of the President and Cabinet (2014-2018); Ambassador to Japan and to the Republic of Korea (2003-2014); Permanent Secretary, Industry and International Trade in Harare, Zimbabwe (2000-2003); Director of the Special Information Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1999-2000); Ambassador to Italy and Permanent Representative to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) (1994-1999); Head of the Zimbabwe Trade Mission and later the Zimbabwe Representative Office in Johannesburg, South Africa (1987-1994); Head of the Information and Research Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1982-1987); Multilateral Affairs Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zimbabwe (1980-1982); and Head of National Representative Office in Libreville, Gabon (1975-1979).

    Mr. Comberbach holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Modern Languages from the University of Witwatersrand.

    Mr. Comberbach speaks English and French.

    He is married and has three children.

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