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New Permanent Representative of Zambia Presents Credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations, Chola Milambo, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

Mr. Milambo is an international public servant with nearly three decades of experience in macroeconomic management and development at both the global and national levels.

Before his latest appointment, Mr. Milambo worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C., holding various positions, including Senior Adviser to the World Bank Group Executive Director for Africa Group 1 Constituency, which covers the interests of 22 member countries.  In that role, he was lead adviser for Botswana, Ethiopia and Zambia.

Mr. Milambo also served as Technical Adviser to the Executive Director on the policies and financing framework for the World Bank Group’s International Development Association, where he was instrumental in strengthening relations with Zambia, including in the country’s selection as the host of the Association’s eighteenth replenishment in November 2018.

At the national level, Mr. Milambo worked at the Bank of Zambia, the Zambia Revenue Authority and the Ministry of Finance, under the Department of Taxes.

A Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Milambo holds a doctorate in economics from Howard University in Washington, D.C., a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Zambia.

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