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New Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations, Ingha Rhonda King, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Until her appointment, Ms. King had an extensive career in academia and publishing, as well as in business development and financial management. Since 2010, she served as Honorary Consul for Portugal to the Saint Vincent and Grenadines Government, working concurrently as Chairperson of National Investment Promotions, Inc. in Kingstown.
Along with being a business owner, strategy consultant and Editor-in-Chief of a literary journal, Ms. King taught English as a foreign language in China between 2002 and 2003, and designed and conducted seminars to mitigate cross-cultural sensitivities for Chinese English teachers there, receiving teacher-of-the-year award from the Mayor of Jiangdu City.
Among her many other pursuits, she assisted in the development and implementation of a mathematics summer programme, successfully preparing students to take a wide range of standardized mathematics examinations. As a volunteer, she taught mathematics for at-risk children in Miami.
Ms. King reviewed and improved the disbursement procedures of a Government-funded high-density housing project, and conducted investigative cash audits, assets and investment programmes of pension funds.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and mathematics from The State University of New York at Albany, Ms. King is also a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Manager.
She was born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles.
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