Secretary General

Personal information and academic history:

Ambassador Flávio Roberto Bonzanini was born in Guaporé, Rio Grande do Sul, on July 13, 1948. He completed his secondary studies at Artesia High School, in Artesia, New Mexico (USA). He took the diplomacy course at the Rio Branco Institute (IRBr) from 1971 to 1972. He obtained a degree in Law from the Faculty of Legal Sciences of Brazil / RJ (1972) and another degree in Economics from the Federal University of the Federal District / DF (1975). He took the higher studies course (IRBr) in 1990.

Diplomatic career:

He joined the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1973. In Brazil, he worked in the Division of the Latin American Free Trade Association (LAFTA). He was Chief of Staff of the Undersecretary General of Administration and Communications (SGAD); Deputy Head of the Secretariat of Administrative Modernization (SEMOR); Head of the Consular Assistance Division (DAC); Deputy Head of the General Directorate of Consular, Legal and Assistance Affairs for Brazilians Abroad and Head of the Itamaraty Representative Office in Rio Grande do Sul (ERESUL). He was a member of the Board of Examiners for the Higher Studies Course (CAE) of the IRBr.

Abroad, he served in the Permanent Delegation of Brazil to ALADI (1981-1984) and in the Embassies in Italy (1977-1981), Chile (1988-1992), Colombia (1992-1994) and Belgium (1998-2005). ), where he was Minister Counselor and Brazilian Representative to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (1998-2005). He was Ambassador of Brazil to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1998-2005) and Consul General in Ciudad del Este (2009-2014), Santiago (2014-2016) and Lagos (2018-2019).

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