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H.E. Steve Matenje

His Excellency Stephen D. Matenje became Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Malawi to the United States of America on the September 16, 2010, the day he presented letters of credentials to the US President, Barack Hussein Obama. He is also accredited to the Bahamas, Canada, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico on a non- residential basis. 
A public servant in the Malawi Public Service since 1980, prior to his appointment Ambassador Matenje served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Malawi to the United Nations from November 2006 to May 2010. From 1995 to 2006, he served as Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary in Malawi's Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs which he joined in September 1980. 
Ambassador Matenje holds a Master of Arts degree in Business Law from City of London Polytechnic (1988), a Bachelor of Laws with honors from Chancellor College, University of Malawi (1980), a Diploma in International Law from the University College London (1983), and a Commonwealth Certificate in Legislative Drafting (1986). He is married to his lovely wife Isabel and they have four children; two boys and two girls.