New Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe presents credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Stuart Harold Comberbach, the new Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe 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. Comberbach had been serving as Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade since September 2018. From September 2014 to September 2018, he was the Secretary of the Corporate Governance Unit in the Office of the President and Cabinet. From 2003 to May 2014, he served as Ambassador of Zimbabwe to Japan and to the Republic of Korea, with residence in Japan. He was the Permanent Secretary for Industry and International Trade from 2000 to 2003.
A career diplomat, Mr. Comberbach joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Zimbabwe in 1974. He served as Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Italy from 1994 to 1999, also serving as Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome. From 1987 to 1994, he was Head of Zimbabwe’s Trade Mission, and later the Zimbabwe Representative Office in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has held various other posts.
Mr. Comberbach has a bachelor’s degree in modern languages from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa (1971-1973). He was born on 27 September 1952 in Harare, Zimbabwe, and is married with three children.