Posted by: africanpressorganization | 29 October 2009

Singapore / Presentation of Credentials to President S R Nathan at the Istana




Singapore / Presentation of Credentials to President S R Nathan at the Istana



SINGAPORE, Singapore, October 29, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Four foreign heads of Missions presented their credentials to President S R Nathan in a ceremony at the Istana on 29 Oct 09.

The four were the Ambassador of the Republic of Panama, His Excellency Jose Antonio Ruiz Blanco, the High Commissioner of the Republic of India, His Excellency Dr T C A Raghavan, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bhutan, His Excellency Tshering Dorji, and the High Commissioner of the Republic of Uganda, Her Excellency Nimisha Jayant Madhvani.





DATE OF BIRTH: 1 June 1956, Kampala

AGE: 53

MARITAL STATUS: Married, no children


Riddlesworth Hall School for Girls, Norfolk, UK
(1963 – 1968)

GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels, Benenden School, Kent, England (1968 – 1974)

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Economics, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania (1978)


1979 – 1980 Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator, Singara Tea Estate, Coonor, India

1980 – 1982 Marketing Coordinator, Emco Glass Works, Nairobi, Kenya

1983 – 1988 Marketing Representative, Internavigations Ltd, London, England

1992 – 1993 Public Relations Liaison Officer, Uganda Investment Authority, Kampala, Uganda

1993 – 2006 Deputy Head of Mission and First Secretary, Embassy of Uganda, Washington, D.C.

May 2006 – Feb 2008 Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of Uganda, New Delhi

Feb 2008 to date High Commissioner of Uganda to India

Oct 2008 High Commissioner-designate of Uganda to Singapore, resident in New Delhi

29 Oct 2009 High Commissioner of Uganda to Singapore, resident in New Delhi


Member of the Women in International Trade and established the Africa Chapter

Member of the US Women’s Foreign Policy Group in Washington DC

Member of the Indian/American CEO Association in Washington DC


Speaks fluent English, Gujarati, Kiswahili
Proficient in French and German and understands some Spanish

HOBBIES: Water skiing, snow skiing, flying, tennis, horse riding and travelling


Nimisha Jayant Madhvani was also extensively involved in charity work from 1980-1992. She raised more than one million pounds for Save the Children, African Wildlife Fund, Jaipur Foot Project and Disabled of Kenya. She created “SARGAM” Enterprise, a non-profit charity in Kenya to raise funds for the disabled and to finance performances in East Africa by international artists.



Singapore – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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