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    UNIS/BIO/1181
    12 April 2018

    New Permanent Representative of Côte d'Ivoire presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 12 April (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Côte d'Ivoireto the United Nations (Vienna), Mr. Roger Albéric Kacou, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Mr. Yury Fedotov.

    During his career, Mr. Kacou has served in various capacities, among them:

    Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (2012-2017); Senior Vice President - Africa, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts (2010-2012); Vice President - Hotel and Leisure Development, Muscat, Blue City Company, Oman (2008-2010); Operations Director for Africa and General Manager, InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya; Member of Board, KHPL (2003-2008); Regional Vice President Operations for East Africa and General Manager at InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya (1999-2003); Regional Vice President - Operations for West and Central Africa, General Manager at Hotel Ivoire Inter Continental, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (1991-1999); General Manager of Golf Hotel Intercontinental, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (1984-1988); Administration Manager of Hotel Ivoire InterContinental, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (1982-1984); Operation Analyst of Hotel InterContinental Geneva, Switzerland (1982).

    Mr. Kacou graduated from Cornell University (School of Hotel Administration) with a Master of Professional Studies (1979), from the University of Cocody with a Master in Economic Sciences (1976) and the University of Cocody with a Bachelor in Economic Sciences (1975).

    Mr. Kacou speaks English, French and Spanish.

    Mr. Kacou is married and has four children.

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