Republic of Sierra Leone, Republic of Zimbabwe & Kingdom of Bhutan presented their credentials to President Halimah Yacob in separate ceremonies via videoconference, conducted at the Istana and the respective offices of the foreign Heads of Mission
ERNEST MBAIMBA NDOMAHINA HIGH COMMISSIONER TO SINGAPORE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE
Mr. Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina is the High Commissioner of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the Republic of Singapore, with residence in Beijing. He is also the Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the People’s Republic of China, since 2018, and is also concurrently accredited to Malaysia; the Republic of India; the Commonwealth of Australia; the Republic of Indonesia; the Republic of Japan; New Zealand; the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka; the Kingdom of Thailand; and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
High Commissioner Ndomahina previously worked as an accountant and was a businessman. He has also served as Co-Chairman of the Peace and Reconciliation Committee of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Co-Chairman of the Fund-Raising Committee of the SLPP, and Leader & Co-Chairman of the Committee during which he oversaw the inauguration of His Excellency Dr. Julius Maada Bio, the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
High Commissioner Ndomahina is married and has four children.
SOPHIA NYAMUDEZA AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE
Ms. Sophia Nyamudeza is the Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the Republic of Singapore, with residence in Jakarta. She is concurrently accredited to the Republic of Indonesia as well as to ASEAN.
Ambassador Nyamudeza joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Zimbabwe in 1988 and has accumulated 33 years of diplomatic experience. She previously served as the Deputy Permanent Representative at the Zimbabwe Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (2006 – 2013) and as the Counsellor at the Zimbabwe Embassy in Rome, Italy (1995 – 2000).
She was also previously Deputy Director in the Zimbabwe Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department of Policy Research and Communication, as well as Deputy Director of its Africa Department. She was also the Senior Desk Officer in the Zimbabwe Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Multilateral Affairs Department, International Organisations Department and Asia Department.
Ambassador Nyamudeza speaks English and Shona. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Zimbabwe and a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the UK Open University.
She is a mother of two sons.
KINZANG DORJI AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE KINGDOM OF BHUTAN
Mr. Kinzang Dorji is the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the Republic of Singapore, with residence in Bangkok. He is concurrently the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the Kingdom of Thailand.
Ambassador Dorji joined the Civil Service in 1993 and has served in various capacities, including in public administration, public finance management, and bilateral and multilateral diplomacy. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to Singapore, Ambassador Dorji served as the Governor of Haa District in Bhutan (2016 – 2021). He served as Minister/Deputy Head of Mission at the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in New Delhi (2011 – 2015), Head of Multilateral Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009 – 2011), Chief of Planning and Policy Division in the Ministry of Finance (2007 – 2009), and Commissioner of Tax Division in the Ministry of Finance (2000 – 2007).
Ambassador Dorji holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Sherubtse College (affiliated to Delhi University) in Bhutan and a Master’s Degree in Economics and Political Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He speaks Dzongkha, English, Nepali, and Hindi.
He is married and has two daughters and two sons.