New Arrivals – Fall 2016

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

New arrivals

Mizanur Rahman
High Commissioner for Bangladesh

diplomat_10-2-2016_0105High Commissioner Rahman holds a science degree from Sylhet Degree College; and a master’s in physics from Dhaka University.
He joined the foreign service in 1988, first as second secretary at the embassy in Sri Lanka, then as first secretary and counsellor in Russia, and as assistant high commissioner in Manchester, England.
He also served as director general for multilateral economic affairs, international organizations and administration. He became ambassador to the Netherlands in 2008 with concurrent responsibilities for Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Poland.
In 2010, he became ambassador to Egypt, with responsibilities in Cyprus and Algeria. Prior to becoming high commissioner to Canada, he was secretary of bilateral affairs at the foreign ministry.
He is married to Nishat Rahman, an educator by profession. They have a son and a daughter.

Pablo Guzmán Laugier
Ambassador of Bolivia

diplomat_10-2-2016_0106Ambassador Guzmán Laugier completed a master’s in economics and international policy in Mexico in 1990. He also studied at a Mexico City institution that specializes in world politics and economics.
Guzmán Laugier served as planning director at a financial institution that micro-finances production and exports. He was also a professor at a Bolivian university.
Between 1994 and 2005, Guzmán Laugier was a consultant in international negotiations, foreign trade and economic development, including working with the Bolivian team during negotiations for the Andean Community Agreement with the United States in 2002 and 2003.
In 2006, Guzmán Laugier joined the foreign ministry, where he served as director of the foreign policy analysis unit, director general of trade negotiations and deputy minister of international trade and integration. He was elected secretary general of the Andean Community in June 2013.
Jim Kelly
Ambassador of Ireland

diplomat_10-2-2016_0107Ambassador Kelly joined the Irish civil service in 1984. In 1986, he began studies for a business degree at University College Dublin, which he completed in 1990.
Kelly then worked as a consultant with Accenture, the leading global professional services company, for three years. When he left in 1993, it was to accept a position with the diplomatic service in Dublin.
He began his career in diplomacy as a third secretary at headquarters and two years later, was sent to Copenhagen. In 2001, as first secretary, he was sent to the EU’s permanent mission in Brussels and then returned four years later as first secretary in the political division.
In 2008, he was sent, as deputy permanent representative, to Ireland’s permanent mission at the UN.
Prior to this appointment, he was director of the newly established policy planning division at HQ, reporting directly to the secretary-general of the ministry.

Karlis Eihenbaums
Ambassador of Latvia

diplomat_10-2-2016_0108Ambassador Eihenbaums began his career as an editor at a newspaper and later a lecturer at the University of Latvia before he joined the foreign ministry in 1993 as director of the Western European department and later the American department. Within that same year, he was posted as first secretary and deputy head of mission in London, where he stayed for three years.
In 1996, he returned to headquarters, where he worked as foreign adviser to Latvia’s president. Two years later, he was posted as counsellor and chargé d’affaires at the embassy in the Netherlands and, during the same posting, became ambassador to the Netherlands. He returned to Latvia in 2003 and left again as ambassador to Israel the following year. In 2008, he was posted to Estonia and returned in 2013 to be the press secretary for the foreign ministry.
The ambassador is married to Ināra Eihenbauma and they have two children, a son and a daughter.

Nabil Maarouf
Chief representative
Palestinian General Delegation

diplomat_10-2-2016_0109Representative Maarouf was a member of the Palestinian National Council and was an adviser to the late former chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Yasser Arafat, between 1982 and 1989. Between 1989 and 1993, he was assistant secretary general for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Between 1994 and 2005, he was appointed diplomatic chief representative of the PLO to Spain. He was then sent to Turkey as chief representative from 2005 to 2014. He has also represented the PLO at various Islamic, Arab and international conferences, particularly between 1982 and 1993. He is the recipient of medals from Spain and Turkey for his contributions in strengthening ties with those countries.
Maarouf is married to Munira Maarouf and they have six children.

Chung-chen Kung
Representative
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

diplomat_10-2-2016_0110Mr. Kung joined Taiwan’s foreign service in 1981 after completing a bachelor of arts in diplomacy from National Chengchi University. He later completed a master’s from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
He has had several foreign postings, including his first as consul at the consulate general in Johannesburg in 1984.
He later served as director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston and deputy director-general at the office in Los Angeles.
He returned to headquarters as deputy director-general of general affairs and later North American affairs before being appointed director-general in Vancouver and then in Los Angeles.
Most recently, he was director-general at the bureau of consular affairs in Taipei.
Joseph Ekpao Nolaki
Ambassador of Togo

diplomat_10-2-2016_0111Ambassador Nolaki joined the foreign service in 1986 after finishing studies in law and business, including a master’s in business, at the University of Benin.
He joined the foreign ministry in the department of treaties and legal affairs and soon moved to the directorate of state protocol and consular affairs. In 1990, his first foreign posting took him to Zimbabwe as second secretary and the following year, he was posted as first secretary in Gabon. He returned to headquarters in 1998 and worked in political and legal affairs before becoming director of cultural and social affairs.
From 2002 to 2009, he was minister-counsellor in Libya and returned as director of political affairs in 2010. From 2014 until his posting to Canada, he was ambassador to Ethiopia and permanent representative to the African Union and United Economic Commission for Africa.
He is married and has five children.

Martín Alejandro Vidal Delgado
Ambassador of Uruguay

diplomat_10-2-2016_0112Ambassador Vidal Delgado joined the foreign ministry in 1998 in integration and MERCOSUR division. Two years later, he was posted to Brazil for six years, where he worked in the economic and trade department of the embassy.
In 2006, he returned to headquarters to work in the  secretary general’s office at the foreign ministry, two years later becoming chief of staff. In 2008, he joined the permanent mission at the United Nations in New York and, in 2012, became deputy permanent representative for a year.
In 2014, he worked at headquarters as director of the environment division and soon after became deputy director for political affairs. In 2015, he became director-general for political affairs, before being appointed to Canada.
The ambassador has a degree in international relations from the Universidad de la Republica in Montevideo. He is married to Adriana Añón and they have two children, a son and a daughter.

 

Non-heads of mission

Afghanistan
Tawab Khan Alami
Third secretary

Algeria
Ismahane Niha
Attaché

Australia
Adam Charles Culley
Minister-counsellor
Roger Thomas Grose
Defence material attaché
Shannon Marie Waite
Attaché

Austria
Clemens Gerhard Mag. Mantl
Minister

Bangladesh
Md Shakhawat Hossain
First secretary

Belarus
Pavel Evseenko
First secretary

Belgium
Patrick Bruno C.Deboeck
Deputy head of mission

Cameroon
Louise Monique Douba Epse Mbappe
Attaché
Michel Foumane Adoumou
Counsellor

China
Rong Cheng
First secretary
Zhehua Dai
First secretary
Xuan Hu
Second secretary
Hongyang Liu
Third secretary
Fan Yang
Counsellor

Egypt
Ahmed Elsayed Ahmed Soliman
Attaché

Finland
Pirjo Helena Pentinmaki
Second secretary

France
Cécile Bost
Second secretary
Eric Navel
Counsellor
Francis Gérald Paccagnini
Attaché
Mathieu Antoine Bernard Schuster
First secretary

Germany
Nico Hulshoff
Defence attaché

Eugen Ottmar  Wollfarth
Minister

Greece
Christodoulos Margaritis
First counsellor

Guatemala
Allan Daniel Perez Hernandez
First secretary

Holy See
Fermin Emilio Sosa Rodriguez
Counsellor

Honduras
Tania Vanessa Maria A. Casco Rubi
First secretary
Salvador Enrique Rodezno Fuentes
Minister and deputy head of mission

Hungary
Dorottya Judit Deak-Stifner
Third secretary
Gabor Simon
Counsellor and consul

India
Mahinder Kumar Khurana
Counsellor
Bidhu Shekhar
Counsellor

Iraq
Husam Abdulameer Abbas Al-Asadi
Attaché
Shamil Abdulaziz M. Al-Khateeb
Minister
Rafid Bahidh Dawood Al-Rikabi
First secretary

Israel
Reyee Schwartz
Second secretary
Itay Tavor
First secretary

Italy
Francesco Polenta
Attaché

Japan
Shiho Fujiwara
First secretary
Akio Isomata
Minister
Yasunari Morino
Minister
Kazuyuki Nakata
Counsellor
Masatake Suzuki
Second secretary
Junichi Yokota
Counsellor

Kazakhstan
Ilyas Akhmetov
First secretary
Korea (South)
Kyungtae Eom
First secretary
Jung-Hyun Jo
Third secretary
Changbae Yoon
Defence attaché

Kuwait
Abdullah Abdulaziz A. Almass
Attaché

Latvia
Marks Deitons
First secretary

Lithuania
Julijus Rakitskis
Minister-counsellor

Madagascar
Evamihanta Randrianasolo
Counsellor

Mexico
Flor De Maria Adriana Diaz Gonzalez
Attaché
Oscar Gabriel Mora Lopez
Third secretary

Moldova
Cristina Mahu
Counsellor

Mongolia
Bayasgalan Bayanbat
Counsellor
Telmuun Bayarsaikhan
Third secretary

Morocco
Lahoucine Rahmouni
Minister

Namibia
Aino Stella Kuume
First secretary

Netherlands
Frederieke Quispel
Counsellor

Pakistan
Naeemullah Khan
Counsellor

Peru
Jose Antonio Garcia Morgan
Assistant defence and air attaché
Marco Antonio Montero Gallegos
Assistant defence and naval attaché

Philippines
Alvin Conchas III
Attaché
Francisco Noel Fernandez
Minister and consul
Greg Marie Marino
Second secretary and consul

Russia
Valerii Maksimov
First secretary
Sergey Poddubnyy
Counsellor

Saudi Arabia
Khalid Ibrahim M. Al Luhayb
Attaché
Anas Saleh A. Algazlan
Attaché
Ibtisam Almuhtasab
Attaché
Tariq Eskandarane
Attaché

Senegal
Adama Diagne Sy
First secretary

Slovenia
Tomaz Matjasec
Minister

South Africa
Nondlela Maponya
Third secretary
Jill Tanya Sefolo
Minister

Spain
Juan Jose Fernandez
Naval attaché
Monica Colomer de Selva
Deputy head of mission

Switzerland
Bernardo Rafael Rutschi
First secretary
Anja Zobrist Rentenaar
Deputy head of mission

Thailand
Dao Vibulpanich
Minister

Tunisia
Taieb Essid
Attaché

United Arab Emirates
Rafeya Bushenain
Second secretary

United States of America
Cairo Leon Moorman
Attaché
Kevin William McIntyre
Second secretary
Ryan R.Ruta
Second secretary and consul
Clint Brian Schlegel
Assistant attaché

Venezuela
Jissette Carolina Abreu Lopez
Second secretary

Vietnam
Van Dung Nguyen
First secretary

Zimbabwe
Ebar Zvipo Nyamasvisva
Third secretary

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