Meet The Team

The Secretariat

Simeon Onaji

Simeon Onaji Secretary General

Simeon is an MA student in International Development at the University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom and hold a Bachelor in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent. Prior to being elected as Secretary-General for GlobeMUN 2019, Simeon served as President of the Kent Model United Nations Society 2017/2018, as Secretary General of Environmental MUN Geneva in 2018, and as a member of the UCL Model United Nations Society Executive Committee.  As Secretary-General, Simeon oversees all substantive and administrative aspects of GlobeMUN. Outside of MUN Simeon can usually be found hiking, playing music too loudly, or otherwise enjoying nature with his friends and family.

Dung Nguyen Host Team President

 Nguyen Trung Dung is the Secretary-General of ENU International MUN in 2017, 2018 and 2019. He is of Vietnamese descent and currently undertaking International Relations undergraduate program with the concentration of Diplomacy at L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University in Astana under a diplomatic agreement between the two countries of Vietnam and Kazakhstan. He is truly an aficionado of MUNs and has served in the chairing team at international MUNs in Kazakhstan, Georgia, India, Canada and Switzerland. Outside of MUNs, he is a staunch activist for human rights and gender equality. His favorite series is Hawaii Five-0 and his favorite adage is “Trying without success is better than not trying at all”. Dung is looking forward to welcoming everyone to Astana in November. 

Vishnu Nair Director General 

Vishnu is a BA (Hons) graduate of Sociology from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, Vishnu has extensive MUN experience, he was previously Secretary-General of the Kent International Model United Nations Conference, as well as the Director of Finance for the Kent Model United Nations Society.  Outside of MUN, Vishnu enjoys the occasional movie and travel. He is also an accomplished and licensed scuba-diver and enjoys swimming and table-tennis as alternate sports. His further hobbies include reading novels of the crime and thriller genres, as well as listening to rock music. Vishnu wishes to build the foundation for GlobeMUN as an international player in the High School MUN field. He looks forward to welcoming you to the City of Peace in November 2019 and meeting you during the conference. 

Iulia Vatau USG For Applications 

Iulia is a first-year student, doing a BA in History and Politics of the Americas at the University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom. She was born and raised in Romania, and although her distant ancestor is Vlad the Impaler, she does not drink blood, nor does she have a castle in Transylvania. Iulia’s MUN journey started in 2018 , when she joined the UCL Model United Nations Society and since then she has been taking every conference opportunity. Outside of MUN, you’ll find Iulia either at the UCL Institute of the Americas, heavily researching the politics of the Caribbean with a French dictionary in her hand, or kickboxing her way out of Reagan’s supply-side economics. Iulia is thrilled to welcome you in the multi-cultural city of Astana in November and truly hopes that GlobeMUN 2019 will offer you a unique and lasting mind-opening experience.

Adam Hajszan USG For Special Projects

Adam is a third year Economics BSc student at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. He has been involved in Model United Nations since high school and has tried his hand at everything from being a delegate at all the way to organising conferences. Adam prefers chairing to being a delegate and he has demonstrated both passion and commitment to the role. He is currently the Director of Finance for the Kent Model United Nations Society as well as the Secretary-General of KentMUN 2019. Aside from these academic interests Adam is also a keen pilot and a photographer. He is looking forward to creating an exciting and engaging experience for delegates in the coming conference.

 

Joanna Veimou USG For Chairing 

Joanna Veimou is a final year law student at the University of Kent and she will hopefully be doing the Bar Course in London next year. Her main area of interest is international law and more specifically international regulation of arms and nuclear disarmament. She has been doing MUN since she was in high school, and has attended over 20 conferences. She has chaired conferences all over the world including Madrid, Latvia, Cambridge and London. In university she’s Secretary General of the European law students organisation and works part time as a student ambassador. She’s also a proud President of the Kent Greek society. She is thrilled to be on the GlobeMUN Secretariat and look forward to welcoming you all to Astana in November.

 

Romaric Walker USG For Business

Zoe Braddick is a second-year Politics and Economics student from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, currently on a year in industry. Having been a part of the Model United Circuit for the last seven years, she has found MUN to be an extremely important part of her life, allowing her the opportunity to attend conferences both nationally and internationally. Enjoying keeping busy, you may find her up and down the UK cities, helping in the organization of conferences. She is delighted to be bringing her experiences from past conferences to GlobeMUN and look forward to meeting you all in November where the Secretariat will be raring to go, ready to meet the bright talent of tomorrow!

 

Romaric Walker USG For Business

Romaric is an  MA student at the University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom studying Physics. Though he has lived in London for most of his life, his love of cheese and Baguette originates from his childhood home of Avignon, France. Romaric first became involved with the Model United Nations at the in high school, since then he has attended numerous conferences and participated in debates on a variety of topics. Outside of MUN he is a keen traveler and like to spend his free time exploring new cities and networking. Romaric is excited to serve as Under-Secretary-General for Business and looks forward to meeting all of the delegates for the first time in Astana in November.

 

Vitória Galli USG For Outreach

Vitória is a Brazilian MA International Relations with International Law student at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. She hold a Bachelor’s in Modern Languages (French/Spanish/English) applied to International Business and Relations from the University Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris III. She has also studied Conflict and Western Balkans in the International University of Sarajevo in the summer of 2017 and previously worked in the field of Reconciliation in Sarajevo, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. These interests was what sparked her interested in UN and led her to partaking in her first Model United Nations conference  three years. Vitória is looking forward to providing all of you delegates with an enriching and fun GlobeMUN experience.

 

 

David Joseph Lakin USG For Communications

David is a graduate of the University of Kent, with a First Class BA(Hons) in Politics and International Relations. He first became involved with MUN-style debating in the sixth form, and carried on this interest into university. David enjoys participating in MUN conferences in all forms, be it as a delegate, as a chair, as crisis staff, or as an organiser. As a delegate, he has yet to attend a UK conference and not win an award, and was proud to participate in the organisation of KentMUN 2019 as the USG for Outreach. Outside of MUN, David is a native of South Wales and is a fluent Welsh speaker, and enjoys hiking and cycling the valleys, as well as flying over them in single engine piston aircraft. He looks forward to welcoming you to GlobeMUN, and to helping you smile today!
 
 
 
 

 

 

Dr. Punit Gaur Director of Administration 

Dr. Punit Gaur is Director of the “Centre for G-Global and The Great Silk Road Projects Development” and Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Regional Studies at L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. He did his Ph.D. (International Relations) from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is associated with CRRID as Associate Fellow and is engaged in a project “Central Asia between many Silk Roads: Indian Policy at the Crossroads” as Project Director. Prior to this, he was working as Assistant Professor with CRRID in the programme/project titled “Cooperative Development, Peace and Security in South and Central Asia”. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and research field. He has published research papers in books and journals which have direct foreign policy implications. He has presented papers in a number of national and international seminars in India, Kazakhstan, and other countries.