Ambassador Gisela Maria Figueiredo Padovan
Ambassador Gisela Maria Figueiredo Padovan holds a degree in Languages from the University of São Paulo (USP). In 1991, she joined the foreign service.
In Brazil, prior to taking office as the Director-General of Instituto Rio Branco (2018), she served as Congressional Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (2017-2018), advisor to the Foreign Minister’s office (2003-2007), and assistant to the director of the department of International Organizations (1994-1997).
His foreign postings include the Permanent Mission of Brasil to the United Nations (1997-2000) and the embassies in Buenos Aires (2000-2003), Washington (2007-2013) and again Buenos Aires, as the Deputy Chief of Mission (2013-2016).
Born in São Paulo, on August 4, 1960, ambassador Padovan has a son.
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