Biographical Note BIO/3337
20 December 2000
NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CHAD PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Laotegguelnodji Koumtog, the new Permanent Representative of Chad to the United Nations, presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan today.
Before this appointment, Mr. Koumtog held the post of Assistant Director-General of Tchad Oil Transportation Company S.A of Komé, Chad. From 1994 to 1998, he served as Minister of Communication and Government spokesman, as well as Deputy Chief of Staff to the President. For nine years, from 1985 to 1994, he was Director of Trade, Customs, Financial and Monetary Affairs at the Secretariat of the Economic Community for Central African States in Libreville, Gabon.
Among other positions Mr. Koumtog held in Government service were Director of Studies and Economic Development and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Trade, Deputy Director of Customs and Indirect Taxes and, from 1974 to 1980, adviser on economic matters at the Embassy of Chad to the Benelux Economic Union and the European Union in Brussels.
Mr. Koumtog received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Paris at Nanterre in France in 1972. He has a post-graduate diploma in customs from the Ecole Nationale des Douanes in Neuilly-sur-seine, France. In 1984 he was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Gabonais and in 1996 was honoured with the title of Officier de l'Ordre Nationale du Tchad.
Born in 1946 at Pandzangue in Chad, Mr. Koumtog is married with nine children.
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