BIODATA Name: Harold Augustus Koko Date of Birth: 28 April, 1956 Place of Birth: Okrika Via Port Harcourt Nationality: Nigerian State of Origin: Rivers State Local Govt. Area: Port-Harcourt (Ward 20-Amadi-Ama) Marital Status: Married Next of Kin: Mrs. Christiana Ibifuro Koko (Wife) Present contact Address: Embassy of Nigeria, Bulevar Oslobodjenja 87, Belgrade, Serbia. Tel. +381113910762-4 E-mail: [email protected]
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED PRIMARY i. Salvation Army Primary School, Port-Harcourt: 1962-1964 ii. Government Primary School, Eket: 1964-1966 iii. Niger Council School, Onitsha: 1966-1968 SECONDARY i. Stella Maris College, Port-Harcourt: 1970-1974 ii. Baptist Academy, Lagos: 1974-1976 2 UNIVERSITY i. University of Ife (OAU), Ile-Ife: 1977-1980 ii. University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos: 1987-1988 iii. John Cabot University, Rome: 2001 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING i. Foreign Service Academy, MFA, Lagos: 1982-1983 ii. Train the Trainer Course, ASCON, Lagos: 2006
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION i. First School Leaving Certificate: 1968 ii. West-African School Certificate: June 1974 iii. Higher School Certificate: June 1976 iv. Bachelor of Arts (S.Hons) Degree-History: 1980 v. Master of Int. Law and Diplomacy (M.I.L.D) Degree: 1988 vi. National Youth Service Certificate: 1980/81 vii. Foreign Service Academy Certificate: 1983 viii. Introduction to Personal Computer and Microsoft Office Certificate: 2001 PROFESSION: Career Diplomat 3
WORKING EXPERIENCE 1980 – 1981: Senior History/English Teacher at Government College, Pankshin, Plateau State, under the National Youth Service Corps Scheme. 4 August, 1981: Appointed Foreign Affairs Officer, Grade VIII, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lagos. Has since held the following positions: 1981-1983: Third Secretary-Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Grade VIII, Consular and Legal Affairs Dept, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Lagos. 1983-1984: Second Secretary (FSO VII), Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, New York. 1984-1986: Second Secretary (FSO VII), Head of Chancery/ Administration, Embassy of Nigeria, Luanda, Angola. 1986-1990 : First Secretary (FSO VI), Inter-African Affairs Dept. OAU Affairs, MFA, Lagos. 1990-1993: First Secretary (FSO VI) Head of Chancery/ Administration and Political Desk, Embassy of Nigeria. Conakry, Guinea. 1993-1995: Counsellor (FSO V), International Cooperation Department, MFA, Abuja. 1995-1998: Senior Counsellor (FSO IV), Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, MFA, Abuja. 1998-2003: Minister Counsellor (FSO III), Head of Chancery/ Administration; Consular Desk Officer, Embassy Of Nigeria, Rome, Italy. 4 2003-2005: Assistant Director (FSO II), Research and Statistics Division, MFA, Abuja. 2008-2009: Director II (FSO Special Grade), Second United Nations Division, International Organisations Dept, MFA, Abuja. INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS/SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED Attended and participated in several International meetings and conferences in the course of above stated career experience, including the following : United Nations General Assembly and Economic and Social Council Meetings; Meetings and Conferences Against Human Trafficking ; Meetings on UN Food and Agricultural Organisation; and General Assemblies of UN World Tourism Organisation and UNWTO Commission for Africa Meetings. PRESENT APPOINTMENT Present Appointment: Foreign Service Officer Special Grade, SGL 17 Date of Present Appointment: 1 January, 2012 Present Designation and Post: Ambassador /Head of Mission Embassy of Nigeria Belgrade.
HOBBIES Games/Lawn and Table Tennis, Reading and travelling