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New Permanent Representative of the Gambia presents credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Presentation of Credentials
New Permanent Representative

 

Muhammadou M.O. Kah, the new Permanent Representative of the Gambia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

With a career spanning more than three decades in higher education, science and technologies, as well as corporate business, Mr. Kah has held teaching and leadership positions in the United States, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He has served as the founding Chairman of Zenith Bank, the Gambia; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Africa Consulting and Trading Group in Dakar, Senegal; and founder and Chairman of Khamsys Technologies Ltd, a start-up in Bijilo, the Gambia.

Mr. Kah stepped down from the Board of Trustees of the American University of Nigeria and was appointed as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, and Professor of information technology and computing at the American University of Nigeria (2017-2020). He served as the third Vice Chancellor of the University of the Gambia from 2009 to 2015, the first Gambian to serve in this capacity, where he also held the position of Professor of information technology and communications and Overseer of the Gambia College. He served as Founding Dean and Professor of information technology and communications of the School of Information Technology and Engineering, and Vice Rector for Technology and Innovation, ADA University, Azerbaijan. He served as Founding Dean of the School of Information Technology and Communications at the American University of Nigeria for four years, including as Interim Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship for one year. Mr. Kah also served as a Department Chairman and Information Systems at the American University of Sharjah, School of Business and Management, United Arab Emirates.

Mr. Kah completed his BSc, his MSc and his Ph.D. at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, United States. He was awarded a Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the University of the Gambia. He also has a Master of Science in Finance from George Washington University, Washington, DC, and a postgraduate diploma in strategy and innovation from the University of Oxford, Said Business School, Oxford, United Kingdom, and has completed a number of executive education programmes, among others.

 

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