Kuala Lumpur

Ambassador C.V

H.E. Sergio De Souza Fontes Arruda


Place and date of birth:
Rio de Janeiro, 15.04.1943.
Married to Geo Alencar Arruda,  two children.

Academic background:
Graduated from the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy, Instituto Rio-Branco (1965);
Bachelor’s degree in Law, University of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (1966);
High Level degree in Diplomacy, Instituto Rio-Branco (1983).

Professional background:
Consul General in Rotterdam (2006-2008);
Ambassador in Kingston and Nassau (2005-2001);
Permanent Representative to the International Seabed Authority (1996-2001); 
Minister-Counsellor, Embassy in Beijing (1990-1993) and Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Vienna (1987-1990);
Minister-Counsellor and Counsellor, Embassy  in Luanda (1983-1987);
First and Second Secretary, Embassy in Ottawa (1971-1974);
Second Secretary, Embassy in Madrid (1968-1971).

Other professional activities:
Chairman of the Administrative Board, Fundação Visconde de Cabo-Frio (2003-2006);
Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Culture (2001-2003);  
Director of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency in the Ministry of External Relations (1994-1995);
Head of the Public Information Unit in the Ministry of External Relations (1978-1983);
Assistant, Office of the Minister of External Relations (1974-1977).


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