Vijay Nambiar Is New UNSG’s Chief of Staff

Vijay Nambiar, a career diplomat has been appointed as Chief of Staff for the new incoming UN. Seceretary General.

As per the official press release

Ambassador Vijay Nambiar will take office tomorrow bringing years of experience in diplomacy – both within and outside the UN – to the job. Most recently, he served as Special Advisor to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who completes his term today.

Michelle Montas similarly has experience both at the UN and beyond, having worked as an award-winning journalist in Haiti and, more recently, heading up the world body’s French radio service.

“Today’s appointments will serve as a solid basis for establishing my team and pursuing a program of reform of the Secretariat to provide continuity along with change,” said Mr. Ban in a statement, promising to name more members of his team in the coming days.