Personal information and academic history:

Ambassador Flávio Roberto Bonzanini was born in Guaporé, Rio Grande do Sul, on 13 July 1948. He took the diplomatic career preparation course in the Rio Branco Institute (IRBr) from 1971 to 1972; he obtained a Law degree at the Brazilian Faculty of Legal Sciences / RJ (1972) and an Economics degree at the Universidad Federal del Distrito Federal / DF (1975); he took the High 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 the cabinet of the Under-Secretary-General for Administration and Communications (SGAD); deputy chief of the Secretariat of Administrative Modernization (SEMOR); Chief of the Division of Consular Assistance (DAC); Deputy Chief of the Directorate General of Consular, Legal and Assistance Affairs to Brazilians abroad; and Chief of the Representation Office of Itamaraty in Rio Grande do Sul (ERESUL). He was member of the examiners board of the IRBr High Studies Course (CAE).

Abroad, he served in the Permanent Delegation of Brazil to the LAIA (1981-84) and at the Embassies in Italy (1977-81), Chile (1988-92), Colombia (1992-94) 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 in 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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