Ambassador Roberto Jaguaribe
Roberto Jaguaribe was born in Rio de Janeiro, on December 27, 1952. He graduated in Systems Engineering from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. He was admitted to the diplomatic career through public contest in 1978.
During his career, he has held high-ranking positions in Brazil, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other areas of the Federal Government, as well as abroad. He served at the mission of Brazil to the UN (1983-1987) and at the embassy of Brazil in Montevideo (1987-1990). He headed the Intellectual Property and the Disarmament sections of the Brazilian mission in Geneva (1993-1995). He also served as Minister Counselor at the embassy of Brazil in Washington (2000-2003).
At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ headquarters in Brasília, he served as head of the Division for Intellectual Property and Sensitive Technologies (1992), director general of the Department for Trade Promotion (1998-2000) and undersecretary general for Political Affairs, with oversight of foreign affairs issues for Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific (2007-2010).
In other areas of the Government, he has held the position of Secretary for International Affairs at the Ministry of Planning and Budget (1995-1998) and of Secretary for Industrial Technology at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (2003-2005). He also headed the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) from 2005 to 2007.
He was ambassador of Brazil to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2010-2015), to the People’s Republic of China and to the Popular Republic of Mongolia (2015-2016).
Since 2016, he has headed the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – Apex-Brasil.
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