5 December 2019
Tamim M. Baiou, the new Permanent Representative of Libya 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. Baiou had been forging international relations to advance institutional capacity building and development efforts in Libya since 2004. His public diplomacy work led him to represent Libya at various international meetings and forums. Prior to that, he was a counsellor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He joined the Foreign Affairs Service after working as a senior political advisor.
In 2013, Mr. Baiou was appointed by a Prime Ministerial decree to serve as a board member of the Libya National Dialogue Preparatory Commission, where he chaired various committees, including the Community Outreach Committee, which facilitated early dialogue, communications and cooperation among Libyans. He worked closely with the United Nations and its Mission in Libya.
Mr. Baiou has also served as a board member representing Libya in the North African Partnership for Economic Opportunities initiative. In earlier years, he served in various executive roles in several well-established private sector international enterprises.
Mr. Baiou was born in Tripoli. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and finance with a minor in linguistics from the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University, California, United States. He also holds a diploma in international diplomacy.
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