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

Presentation of Credentials


Justin Viard, the new Permanent Representative of Haiti 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. Viard had been serving as General Consul of Haiti in Boston, United States, from 2019 to 2020. From 2018 to 2019, he was President and Director General of the Integrated Investment and Development Company SODEI S.A. He was General Consul of Haiti in Montreal, Canada from 2012 to 2015, and from 2016 to 2017, he was Chef de Poste at the Haitian Consulate in Montreal.

Mr. Viard started his career teaching at Universities in Haiti from 2005 to 2007. He then worked in the banking private sector starting 2009. He was registered with the Port au Prince Bar Association in 2000. He has a master’s degree in business management from the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; a diploma in banks and financial systems from the Centre of Financial, Economic and Banking Studies in Marseille, France; and a diploma in judicial sciences from the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences of Haiti.