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Biography of the Ambassador:



H.E. Jamal M. I. AL-GHUNAIM

Date of birth: April 4, 1964

Nationality: Kuwait

Marital status: married

Languages: Arabic, English

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MA in International Relations, Jordan University, Amman, Jordan, 1994.
  • BS in Political Science and Economics, Kuwait University, Kuwait, 1987.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • AMBASSADOR
    Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva; as of October 2013
  • CONSUL GENERAL
    to the Swiss Confederation in Geneva, with jurisdiction over the cantons of Fribourg, Tessin, Vaud, Valais, Neuchâtel, Geneva and Jura; as of October 2013
  • AMBASSADOR
    Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the World Trade Organization in Geneva; as of November 2013
  • AMBASSADOR
    Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the League of Arab States, Cairo, Egypt; 2010-2013
  • AMBASSADOR
    of the State of Kuwait to Australia, Canberra; 2006-2010
  • AMBASSADOR
    of the State of Kuwait to New Zealand, with residence in Canberra; 2006-2010
  • AMBASSADOR
    of the State of Kuwait to the Republic of Poland, Warsaw, Poland; 2002-2006
  • COUNSELLOR
    Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the State of Kuwait to the United Kingdom, London, the United Kingdom; 1999-2002
  • FIRST SECRETARY
    Head of the Political Section at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Amman, Jordan; 1990-1999
  • DIPLOMATIC ATTACHÉ
    Office of the Deputy Premiere, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait; 1987-1990
  • DIPLOMATIC ATTACHÉ
    Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait; 1987

AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  • The Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, awarded on 13 December 2006, by the President of the Republic of Poland;
  • Letter of Appreciation for Distinguished Performance for years 1993, 1994 and 1996, granted by the Foreign Minister and Deputy Foreign Minister;
  • Certificate of Appreciation issued by the Kuwaiti Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, granted to distinguished graduates from Kuwait University, 1986-1987.;

TRAINING COURSES AND SEMINARS

  • Seminar on “Leaders in Development: Managing Political and Economic Reform”, Harvard University, 2005;
  • Specialized courses in Management Reporting and Promotion of Negotiating Skills at the International Center for Systems and Management Services, Amman, Jordan, 1995;
  • CSeminar on the Goals of American Foreign Policy in the Middle East, sponsored by the United States Information Agency, 1989.

CONTRIBUTIONS AND OTHER WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Participated in a number of Arab Summits from 2010 to 2013;
  • Dean of the Arab Ambassadors in Warsaw, Poland, from 2005 to 2006;
  • Representative of the State of Kuwait in London to the Annual Conference of the Liberal Democratic Party, the United Kingdom, 1999;
  • Representative of the State of Kuwait in London to the Annual Conference of the Labor Governing Party in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom, 1999;
  • Member of the Kuwaiti Delegation to the meeting of ASWAME on Consultations related to Involuntary Displacement of Population in Asia and the Middle East, Amman, Jordan, 1997;
  • Member of the Kuwaiti delegation to the Workshop on the Human Rights Treaties in Asia, held in Amman, Jordan, 1997;
  • Representative of the State of Kuwait to the meetings of the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for the Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), Amman, Jordan, 1993;
  • Member of the Kuwaiti delegation to the Meetings of the united Nations General Assembly (Special Political Committee), New York, 1989.