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New Arrivals – Winter 2014

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Winter 2014

S.E.M. Pamphile C. Goutondji Ambassador of Benin Ambassador Goutondji is a career diplomat who joined the foreign ministry in 1983. After completing a bachelor’s degree in 1976 and a master’s in international relations in Kiev in 1983, he joined the ministry and held increasingly responsible positions, including department head and assistant to the foreign minister. […]

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New Arrivals – Fall 2013

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Fall 2013

Calsey Willmore Johnson High Commissioner for the Bahamas Dr. Johnson was a career broadcaster for three decades and was general manager of the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB) — the country’s  national broadcasting system — for 14 years. He served a five-year term as executive chairman of the board of the BCB. He also served […]

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New Arrivals – Summer 2013

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Summer 2013

Julio Antonio Garmendía Ambassador of Cuba Mr. Garmendia has a degree in Russian literature and translation and a degree in political science. He joined the foreign service in 1975 and soon became head of the department of state’s committee on economic cooperation. His first posting came in 1982 as deputy economic counsellor in the Soviet […]

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New Arrivals – Spring 2013

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Spring 2013

New heads of mission Nicolas Lloreda-Ricaurte Ambassador of Colombia Mr. Lloreda comes to diplomacy from the field of law. Between 2001 and 2010, he was senior counsel on international business transactions, trade and investment policy and international dispute resolution at Crowell & Moring. For him, diplomacy started when he was appointed to serve as deputy […]

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New Arrivals – Winter 2013

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Winter 2013

New heads of mission Arno Riedel  Ambassador of Austria Mr. Riedel completed an MBA from the University of Economics in Vienna before studying at Vienna’s diplomatic academy. He began his foreign service career in 1980 as a desk officer, and, within five years, was first secretary at the embassy in Budapest. He was counsellor in […]

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New Arrivals – Fall 2012

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Fall 2012

New heads of mission Kaarlo (Charles) Arnold Marius Murto Ambassador of Finland Mr. Murto is a career diplomat who joined the ministry of foreign affairs after a one-year stint selling newsprint for the Finnish Paper Mills Association. He began his diplomatic career in 1970 as an attaché in the protocol department. His first posting came […]

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New Arrivals – Summer 2012

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Summer 2012

New heads of mission Barna Karimi Ambassador of Afghanistan Mr. Karimi, a young ambassador at just 37, has a bachelor of business marketing and a master’s of business administration from the University of Phoenix. After graduation, he worked his way up to the position of general manager of a shoe company called Triton Inc. He […]

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New Arrivals – Spring 2012

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Spring 2012

New heads of mission Louise Hand High Commissioner for Australia Ms Hand is a senior career diplomat with foreign affairs. Prior to her appointment to Canada, she was ambassador for climate change from 2009 until 2011. Previously, she served overseas as minister and deputy head of mission in Indonesia (2005 to 2009), ambassador to Cambodia […]

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New Arrivals – Winter 2012

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Winter 2012

New heads of mission Agostinho Tavares da Silva Neto Ambassador of Angola Mr. Tavares da Silva Neto joined Angola’s foreign ministry in 1977 after completing studies at the Karl Marx Institute in Luanda. Much later, he would also complete a degree in international relations at the University of Brasilia. But before that, he held several […]

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