H.E. Mr. Gamaliel Nkurunziza has been named the new Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The new Ambassador – a Law graduate – is taking up his first post abroad after professional experience in his country’s judiciary and foreign affairs sectors.
The Republic of Burundi has a new Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The post previously occupied by H.E. Ms. Vestine Nahimana has now been assigned to a new Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Gamaliel Nkurunziza, who has already started to take up his duties in The Hague in late 2019.
Born in Burundi’s Ngozi Province in 1978, Mr. Nkurunziza holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, and he has had different professional experiences in his country’s bureaucracy. From 2005 to 2014, he has held several positions in the country’s judiciary. Notably, he has worked in his Ngozi Province, first as Magistrate, and later as Attorney General at the Province’s Appeal Court. Moreover, he has also occupied different positions as Substitute Prosecutor and Prosecutor in other Provinces across Burundi. During these times, Mr. Nkurunziza has also held the Presidency of the Red Cross in Kayanza Province for three years (2011-2013).
After this experience in the judiciary, Mr. Nkurunziza moved into the governmental sector, becoming an Advisor to Burundi’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and also joining the Independent National Commission for Human Rights in Burundi as a Commission Member (2014-2018). After this experience, Mr. Nkurunziza joined his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he worked as Director General in charge of Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organizations and Non-Profit Organizations until 2019, when he was named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burundi in the Netherlands.
The diplomatic community of the Netherlands warmly welcomes Ambassador Nkurunziza and wishes him a pleasant experience in The Hague!