Mr. H.E.Mr George Mkondiwa, High Commissioner,
Malawi High Commission, New Delhi, India

His Excellency Mr. George Crytone Mkondiwa is Malawi’s High Commissioner to India and arrived in New Delhi on 2nd June 2017. He takes over from Dr. Mbuya Isaac Munlo, who returned to Malawi in February 2017 to assume the role of Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

Prior to his appointment as High Commissioner of the Republic of Malawi to India, he served as Chief Secretary to Government for 3 years. He brings with him vast experience accumulated over 38 years of public service and over 2 years from the Private sector. Among the most senior ranks of public service, Mr. Mkondiwa has served as Principal secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Secretary for Disability and Elderly Affairs; Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development; Secretary for Lands, Housing and Surveys; Secretary for Energy and Mining; Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Affairs; Secretary for Health and Population; Secretary for Education, Science and Technology. He has also held other senior portfolios within government such as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Director of Administration in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chief Training Officer in the Department of Human resources Management and Development; and Administrative officer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural resources. He has also worked for National Bank of Malawi before joining government in 1980.

Mr. Mkondiwa is not new to the Diplomatic service as he has served as Ambassador to the United States of America in acting capacity at the Malawi Embassy in Washington DC, USA. Besides his work, Mr. Mkondiwa has contributed to various international bodies in roles such as the Vice President of the Africa Cabinet Government Network, responsible for Southern Africa; Chairman of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Senior Officials Group reviewing all SADC policies and programs.

Mr. Mkondiwa is a holder of a Master’s Degree in Development Studies obtained from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from University of Malawi. He is also a Pearson Fellow of Management awarded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). He is proficient in English and has fair knowledge of French. He is accompanied to India with his wife Patricia and family members. He has three children and three grandchildren.