NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF SUDAN PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
Ali Ibn Abi Talib Abdelrahman Mahmoud, the new Permanent Representative of Sudan to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Mahmoud had been working on secondment from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sudan to the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, first as a World Trade Organization Expert from 2002 to 2013, then as a Senior Cooperation Specialist from 2013 to 2017, and a Senior Partnership Specialist from 2018 to 2020.
A career diplomat, Mr. Mahmoud joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sudan in 1988 and worked at various departments of the Ministry. He was posted to the Sudanese Embassy in Doha from August 1990 to July 1991; the Sudanese Embassy in Islamabad from July 1991 to June 1994; and the Permanent Mission of Sudan to the United Nations Office at Geneva from July 1997 to August 2002. He has represented Sudan in many United Nations and other international conferences and meetings.
Mr. Mahmoud has a bachelor’s degree in the English language from the University of Khartoum, Faculty of Arts (1985), and has attended various courses on consular and diplomatic affairs, diplomatic studies and multilateral negotiations. He was born on 7 August 1961 in Khartoum, Sudan, and is married with two children.