New Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Omar Sultanov, the new Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Sultanov served as Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of "KUB Management" since 2007. He has experience in management positions in Swiss organisations, having served as a member the Board of Directors of the World Innovation Foundation Charity (2007-2011) and as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of SGS NIS SA (2002-2011).
He previously held the position of Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan to the United Nations Office at Geneva in 1999. He also served as Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Germany and the Holy See in 1996, and as Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan to the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe and international organizations in Vienna in 1993. He has also held high-ranking positions within the Kyrgyzstan Government, including First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002) and Head of the Administration of the President (1998), and has held the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan since 1998.
Mr. Sultanov started his career as a Lecturer in the Department of Modern and Contemporary History at Kyrgyz State University in 1989. He obtained a doctorate degree in 1989 from Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov. He was born on 18 April, 1962.
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