Lumumba Di-Aping is a Sudanese diplomat and has served in the Sudan Mission to the United Nations since 2008.
Lumumba has dedicated his career in both the public and private sectors to addressing the inequality that hinders the development of the Global South. Starting as a strategy consultant and investment banker at Greenwich Capital, from 2006 to 2012, he served as Ambassador and Deputy Head of the Sudan mission to the United Nations. During that tenure, he was Lead Negotiator for Developing Countries on Energy, Environment, Trade and Global Governance and Chairman of the G77+China group of 132 developing nations and led the block's negotiation on reform of the International Financial Institutions (IMF/WB) and at the Copenhagen climate conference. He served as chairman of the African Group and chief negotiator for developing countries.