New Arrivals – Winter 2015

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pg Hj Kamal Bashah bin Pg Hj Ahmad
High Commissioner for Brunei Darussalam

DIPLOMAT_1-2-2015_0090Col. (Ret’d) Ahmad had a long military career before taking two positions in the corporate world and then turning his skills to diplomacy with this appointment.
He has a degree in mechanical engineering and began his career with military and academic training before becoming a lieutenant in the engineering squadron of the Royal Brunei Air Force. He moved through the system, eventually reaching the rank of colonel. In his final position before retiring, he was responsible for strategy, policy and procedures pertaining to health and safety throughout the ministry of defence.
After leaving the service, he became CEO of Royal Brunei Technical Services before taking a position as general manager of QBH Engineering.
He and his wife, Pg Hajah Halipah, have an 11-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter.

Motaz Mounir Zahran
Ambassador of Egypt

DIPLOMAT_1-2-2015_0091Mr. Zahran joined the foreign service in 1992 as a diplomatic attaché and third secretary. Three years later, he became third secretary at the UN in New York. Before he left, he was promoted to second secretary.
He returned to headquarters for a year before becoming first secretary at the embassy in India. After that posting, he returned to headquarters for another two years, working on disarmament, non-proliferation and international security before becoming political counsellor and congressional officer at the embassy in Washington, D.C. He then returned to Egypt, first as director of the office of the deputy minister for foreign affairs, and then as adviser to the foreign minister. Before his current position, he was assistant deputy minister in the cabinet of the foreign minister.
Mr. Zahran is married and has a son and two daughters.

George L. Marcantonatos
Ambassador of Greece

DIPLOMAT_1-2-2015_0092Mr. Marcantonatos joined the foreign service in 1983. Prior to his arrival in Canada, was director general of the general secretariat for Greeks abroad (MFA).
He was previously head of the directorate for administrative and judicial affairs and served as political adviser at the NATO mission. He was deputy head of mission in Moscow, consul general in Jerusalem and secretary in Washington D.C.
At the foreign ministry, he worked at the political directorate for the Commonwealth of Independent States countries, at the directorate for external European relations, at the political directorate for Balkan and Eastern European countries and at the political directorate for American and European countries.
He has a master’s degree in International and Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University. He is married to Vassiliki Tsirou and has two children, Leonidas and Irene-Helene.

Bálint Ódor
Ambassador of Hungary

DIPLOMAT_1-2-2015_0093Mr. Ódor joined the foreign ministry in 2000 as an analyst in strategic planning.
Two years later, he was a counsellor at the department of EU integration and institutional affairs. By 2007, he was head of the EU department in the Hungarian National Assembly’s office of foreign relations and from 2010 to 2014, he was deputy state secretary for European Affairs at the foreign ministry. This job, as ambassador to Canada, is his first foreign mission.
Mr. Ódor has a PhD in international relations from Corvinus University, which he completed in 2014, while working at the foreign ministry. His dissertation was titled “Decision-making under the double majority system introduced by the Lisbon Treaty.”
The ambassador has nine years of experience lecturing and was an invited lecturer at the Budapest Business School on EU integration.
Andrej Droba
Ambassador of Slovakia

DIPLOMAT_1-2-2015_0094Mr. Droba began his career in 1998 as parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs. A little more than a year later, he became deputy director of the office of the foreign minister.
In 2001, he was sent to the UN mission in New York and returned four years later as director of the office of the state secretary.
From 2007 to 2011, he was counsellor and deputy chief of mission at the embassy in Washington, D.C., before returning to headquarters and working on the North America and Middle East desk.
From 2011 to 2012, he was head of foreign relations and protocol at the office of the mayor of Bratislava and later that year, he became director of the office of the foreign minister.
Mr. Droba is married to Daniela Drobová and they have one daughter.

Per Sjögren
Ambassador of Sweden

DIPLOMAT_1-2-2015_0095Mr. Sjögren began his diplomatic training in 1980. One year later, he was posted to Washington, D.C. He then served at the embassy in Kuwait before returning to headquarters as head of the UN department and, later, head of the department of development co-operation. He worked in the prime minister’s office for one year before returning to the UN department.
From 1994 to 1999, he was posted to the UN mission in Geneva before becoming director-general for migration and asylum policy. He served for three years in Brussels as chairman of a Balkan Stability Pact subcommittee before becoming ambassador to the EU.
Before his current post, he was deputy director-general and head of the international law, human rights and treaty law department.
He is married to Astrid Lillo Sjögren and has four children.

Kokou Kpayedo
Ambassador of Togo

DIPLOMAT_1-2-2015_0096After finishing his studies, Mr. Kpayedo began his career in 1991 as a research officer at the ministry of foreign affairs and co-operation. From 1994 to 2001, he served as a member of the inter-ministerial committee on human rights.
In 2001, he became chief of the cabinet at the foreign ministry. From 2003 to 2009, he was minister-counsellor at the Togo embassy in France and the permanent representative to UNESCO. During that time, he also served as secretary for the African group at UNESCO and as an alternate member of the Togolese delegation to the executive board of UNESCO.
From 2009 to 2014, he was secretary general at the foreign ministry.
Mr. Kpayedo is married and has three children. He speaks Togolese, French and English.

Selçuk Ünal
Ambassador of Turkey

DIPLOMAT_1-2-2015_0097Mr. Ünal began his career with the foreign ministry in 1992. Three years later, he became third secretary in Qatar for two years before being posted as second secretary in Ireland between 1997 and 2000.
He was first secretary at the Middle East-Iraqi department and then counsellor at the Turkish permanent mission to the UN office in Geneva.
He returned to Turkey as a special adviser to the foreign minister and was then posted to the UN mission in New York between 2008 and 2010, a period during which Turkey had a rotating seat on the Security Council. He then became deputy director-general of press and information and ministry spokesman before becoming special adviser to the foreign minister for a year.
Mr. Ünal is married with one child.

 

Non-heads of mission

Angola
Joao Maria Dos Santos De Carvalho
Second secretary

Australia
Stephanie Aeuckens
First secretary

Brazil
André Teixeira Do Amaral
Vice-consul
Luiz Gonzaga Coelho Junior
Attaché and vice-consul
Marcela Conrado Batista
Consular agent

China
Lingpeng Ji
Second secretary
Jingjing Sai
Consul
Luying Zhi
Third secretary
Weidong Huang
Second secretary
Jianbiao Jin
First secretary
Yi Sun
First secretary
Zhenyu Niu
Vice-Consul

Cuba
Dallamy Diaz Munoz
Consul
Joel Cruz Remis
Attaché

Cyprus
Constantinos Christofides
Consul general

Czech Republic
Zdenek Ulc
Consular employee
Vladimir Hejduk
Second secretary

Denmark
Henrik Roboe Dam
Defence attaché
Paraskevi Ntova
Consular employee

Egypt
Amr Mohammed F. M.S. Koraiem
Second secretary

Ethiopia
Mulatu Fetene Sahile
Attaché

European Union
Amela Trhulj
Second secretary

France
Bernard Messager
Consular employee
Selma Céline Toprak-Deni
Consular employee
Jean-Marc Capdevila
Counsellor
Pascal Charles F. Helwaser
Counsellor
Emmanuelle Hélène Pavillon Ep Grosser
Deputy consul general
Betty Nathalie Martrenchat Ép. Ouali
Consular employee
Kayathiri Ganeshamoorthy
Consular employee
Rafael Jean Armand Pont
Consular agent
Bruno Nicolas M. Gourdon
Consular employee
Yann Yvan Le Moullec
Consular employee
Arnaud Philippe D. Leretour
Consul

Ghana
Godfred Mensah Habadah
Vice-consul
Ernest Nana Adjei
First secretary
Florence Buerki Akonor
Minister and deputy high commissioner

Greece
Hana A. Karamaroudi
Consular agent

India
Gopal Sadashio Hattimare
Vice-consul
Subramanian Palani Vasan
Attaché
Vishwa Nath Goel
Second secretary
Sanjeev Khanna
Consul
Vijay Kumar
Consular employee

Indonesia
Nova Maulani
Third secretary

Ireland
Michael Declan Hurley
First secretary

Israel
Ziv Nevo Kulman
Consul general

Italy
Giorgio Tommaseo
Attaché
Giuseppe Pastorelli
Consul general
Anna Maria Terribili
Consular employee

Japan
Nagashi Machii
Consul
Hiroyuki Minami
Minister
Gaku Sugai
Vice-consul
Yasunori Nakayama
Consul general
Hiroshi Karube
Minister
Saki Yoshida
Consular employee
Yasuhiro Ogawa
Air attaché

Kenya
John Kipkoech Cheruiyot
First counsellor
Sophia Mumbi Amboye
Second counsellor

Korea
Jeong-Sik Kang
Consul general
Dongik Jeong
Consul

Libya
Zakaria Sharif
Attaché

Macedonia
Jasmin Kjahil
Minister and chargé d’affaires

Malaysia
Dzulkefly Bin Abdullah
Minister-counsellor
Mohd Adli Bin Abdullah
Consul general

Mexico
Lourdes Hernandez Camarasa
Attaché
Juan Carlos Arriaga Corrales
Attaché
Maria Antonieta Luqueno Gonzalez
Attaché

Morocco
Lamya Mohandis
Second secretary

Netherlands
Emmy Scholten
Consul

Nigeria
Oluremi Olutayo Oliyide
Minister

Pakistan
Muhammad Tariq
Consul general
Tahir Mehmood Malik
Consular employee

Poland
Krzysztof Jan Olendzki
Consul general

Portugal
Jose Eduardo Bleck Guedes De Sousa,
Consul general

Romania
Vladimir Ciobanasu
Consul

Russia
Artem Tevanyan
First secretary
Sergey Kozlov
Assistant military attaché
Dmitry Klimov
Vice-consul
Sergey Mogilnyy
Attaché
Aleksandr Chausov
Consular employee

Saudi Arabia
Saleh Saad S. Altaweel
Attaché
Nasser Mohammed H. Algadhibi,
Attaché
Bandar Talal M. Al Rashid
Counsellor
Rakan A. S. Almahmod
Attaché
Atif Abdulmohsen N. Almuwallad
Attaché
Faris Aboud Jaber Aljuaid
Attaché
Yousuf Mohammed A. Almawash
Third secretary
Azzam Mohammad Adnan Kutbi
Attaché
Rashad Saad F. Alzahrani
Attaché

Senegal
Adama Fall Faye
First secretary

Serbia
Milan Reljic
Attaché

South Africa
Nyameko Goso
Consul general

Spain
Laura Pena Alberdi
Consul

Sri Lanka
Adambarage M. Mohan De Alwis
Consul general

Sudan
Mahmoud Fadl A. Mohammed
Chargé d’affaires
Ibrahim Idriss E. Sudan Rahimtallah
Attaché

Togo
Manaa Palli
Attaché
Ayite Alexis Ange Atayi
First secretary

Trinidad And Tobago
Venessa Ramhit-Ramroop
First secretary and acting high commissioner
Kiva Patricia Clarke
Consul
Kizzy Mylacar Scott
Attaché
Sabrina Beryl Brumant-Tappin
Attaché
Salisha Bassarali-Rojan
Vice-consul
Liana Elizabeth Sukhbir
Second secretary

Tunisia
Chaouki Moatemri
Vice-consul

Turkey
Muhittin Celik
Consul
Ebru Demirbas Celik
Vice-consul
Gulay Kosem Rignault
First secretary
Fulya Kucukdag Ozen
Second secretary
Muammer Hakan Cengiz
Counsellor
Erim Ozen
Second secretary
Cem Mulazimoglu
Attaché

United States of America
Mark Christopher Wasilewski
Consular employee
Shannon Elisabeth Petry
Vice-consul
Eddie Thomas Barrington Jr.
Consular employee
Blanca Flanagan
Assistant attaché
Christopher Mark Ausdenmoore
Second secretary and vice-consul
Martin John Aversa
First secretary
Lynne Gressett Platt
Consul general
Jill Jacqueline Thompson
Attaché
Miguel Correa Rodrigues
Second secretary and consul
Mark Madison Atkisson
Consul
Christopher John Gunning
Consul
Anne Marie Gates
First secretary
Charles David Brandeis
Counsellor
Nina Maria Fite
Consul general
Artina Marie Davis
Consul
Gloria Yan Kan Chou
Vice-consul
Gillian Rachel Apfel
Consul
Christiana Michelle Hollis
Vice-consul
Jessica Ann Wolf-Hudson
Second secretary and vice-consul
Brian Keith Ferinden
Consul
Marcia Kay Henke
Attaché
Lori Ann Butler
Assistant attaché
Joshua Michael Rusk
Consular employee
Stephen John Posivak Jr.
First secretary
Andrea Gorog
Consul
Frank Alrik Mabry
Consular employee

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