She has a long history in diplomatic circles, with her experience spanning 26 years. She was until her appointment the Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP.
Early this year, the Government of Kenya was pushing for her appointment as the director general of World Trade Organization (WTO).
Amina is fluent in English, Russian, Swahili and has a working knowledge of French.
Below are pictures of the foreign affairs nominee, courtesy of her personal website.