08 September 2020

Secretary-General appoints Matthias Z. Naab of Ghana UN Resident Coordinator in Cameroon 

On 1 September, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Matthias Z. Naab of the United States and born in Ghana as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cameroon, with the host Government’s approval. 

Mr. Naab has more than 20 years of experience in international development, acquired within the United Nations and externally. At the United Nations, he most recently served as United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Comoros after holding several senior positions at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He was UNDP Country Director in Mozambique, Governance Specialist in Tanzania, and Governance Advisor in Rwanda. 

Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Naab was the Resident Country Director in Liberia and Nigeria for the International Republican Institute, a non-profit organization, where he managed the implementation of governance programmes in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

Mr. Naab holds a doctorate degree in international affairs and public policy from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in the USA, where he also obtained a master’s degree in public and international affairs. 

Official photo shows Matthias Z. Naab of Ghana.