Mr. Aeneas Chapinga Chuma was appointed Deputy Special Representative for Consolidation of Democratic Governance of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in November 2012 by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative.
Mr. Chuma, a national of Zimbabwe, brings with him a wealth of development and leadership experience. Before this appointment he was the Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative in Kenya from 2008 to 2012.
Prior to that appointment, Mr. Chuma served as the Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations in Zambia from 2003 to 2008, as well as the Deputy Resident Representative in Mozambique from 2000 to 2003 and in Uganda from 1996 to 2000. He also held various positions with the United Nations Development Programme in New York, Oman and Zimbabwe. In addition to Mr. Chuma’s extensive experience with the United Nations, he also served as a macroeconomist with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, working on balance of payments and monetary policy issues.
Mr. Chuma holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics from the University of California. He is married with two children.