Biography

His Excellency Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava 

Seventy-Second President of the Economic and Social Council
 

His Excellency Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava was elected seventy-second President of the Economic and Social Council on 28 July 2016. Ambassador Shava is currently the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the United Nations in New York. 

Until his appointment in 2014, he was Ambassador to China since 2007.  From 2003 to 2004, Ambassador Shava was a consultant on Zimbabwe’s Parliamentary reform.  As an elected official, he was Minister of State for Political Affairs in 1987 and Minister of Labour, Manpower Planning and Development from 1981 to 1986.

Mr. Shava holds a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Philosophy in parasitology from Royal Holloway College; a Master of Science in nematology from Imperial College; and a Bachelor of Science in biology from University of Zimbabwe.