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Nimisha Jayant Madhvani is a female Ugandan diplomat, who serves as Uganda's Ambassador to the Nordic Countries, since 1.11.2018.she served as Uganda's Ambassador to United Arab Emirate, France, Spain, Portugal and UNESCO, based in Paris.

Background and education

She was born in Uganda in 1959 to Meena Madhvani and Jayant Madhvani, both Ugandan citizens of Indian descent.  Jayant was the first born of the five sons of Mulji Prabhudas Madhvani (1894–1958), the industrialist, entrepreneur who founded the Madhvani Group of Companies in 1930. Nimisha grew up at the family estate in Kakira, about an hour and half's drive east of the capital city Kampala Uganda. When former President Idi Amin expelled Ugandan Asians in 1972, she located to the United Kingdom with her family, as a13 year-old teenager.

Diplomatic career

When the current National Resistance Movement captured power in the 1980s, the Madhvani family returned to Uganda and repossessed their assets. In the 1990s Nimisha joined the Uganda foreign service, first being posted to Washington, DC, as first secretary to the Ugandan embassy there. In 2007, she was transferred to the Uganda High Commission in India, based in New Delhi, as the second-in-command. One year later, she was appointed substantive High Commissioner, serving in that capacity from April 2008. While there, she was concurrently accredited to Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

In the summer of 2014 Nimisha was transferred to the Uganda embassy in Paris, France, as the Ambassador, serving in that capacity until 2017. While there, she also served as her country's ambassador to Portugal, Spain, BIE, OECD and UNESCO, she was replaced in Paris by Richard Nduhura, who previously was Uganda's permanent representative to the United Nation headquarters in New York City. In January 2017 she was posted to Abu Dhabi as Uganda's ambassador. In November 2018 Ambassador Nimisha posted to Uganda Embassy Copenhagen accredited to the Nordic Countries replacing Ambassador Kibedi Zaake Wanume who was posted to Abu Dhabi Unite Arab Emirate.



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