Nigeria / Singapore / Presentation of Credentials Ceremony, 30 August 2012

SINGAPORE, Singapore, August 30, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ ? The following foreign Head of Mission presented its credentials to President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam in ceremony at the Istana today:

The High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Her Excellency Duru-Rajis Benedicta Nonyelum

HE DURU-RAJIS BENEDICTA NONYELUM

HIGH COMMISSIONER TO SINGAPORE

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

BORN : 8 September 1963, Ibadan, Oyo State

AGE : 48

MARITAL STATUS: Married to Mr Felix C. Okpara. Has one 15-year-old son

EDUCATION: Master of Science in Transport Economics & Management, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1987 ? 1991

CAREER:

Jun 1986 ? Dec 1986 Nigerian Airways Ltd, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Feb 1987 ? Dec 1987 Balkan Air Lines, Sofia, Bulgaria

May 1989 ? Dec 1989 Travel Consultant, Worldwide Tours & Travel Inc, Washington DC, USA

Feb 1990 ? Dec 1990 General Manager, Euro-African Travel Inc., Washington DC, USA

Jan 1991 ? Dec 1992 Manager, Corporate Department, Lincoln Tours/Travel Inc., Washington DC, USA

Mar 1993 ? Nov 1995 General Manager, RHEMA Travel Consultants Inc., Washington DC, USA

From 1996 ? 1997 Maternity leave

Mar 1997 ? Apr 1997 Hogg Robinson (Travel & Tours), London, UK

Jun 1997 ? Jul 1997 Golden Sun Tours & Travel Ltd, London, UK

Aug 1998 ? Dec 2000 Special Assistant to President/CEO, South London Gas, London, UK

Mar 2001 to present Managing Director, Rhema International Inc., Nigeria

May 2002 ? Oct 2003 Director of Protocol/External Relations Coordinator, Obasanjo/Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, Abuja, Nigeria

Oct 2004 to present Director General, Rochas Foundation Inc., Nigeria

Apr 2009 ? Oct 2011 Director (Board), Federal Housing Authority, Nigeria

30 Aug 2012 High Commissioner of Nigeria to Singapore

OTHER APPOINTMENTS:

Member, National Council of Women Societies

International Coordinator, Igbo Daughters? Association

Vice President, Care Glow International

Executive Director Foreign Affairs, Voice of Women in Africa (VOWIA)

National Organizing Secretary, Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (Nassi-Women)

Member, Central Working Committee, National Peace Forum

Director, Foreign Chapters, Obasanjo Solidarity Forum

Director, Women United for Vulnerable Children

President, Nigerian Association of Female Executives (NAFE)

NATIONAL AWARD

Member Federal Republic (MFR)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:

English, Bulgarian, Igbo and Russian

SOURCE?

Singapore ? Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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