Ambassador Kenneth Félix Haczynski da Nóbrega
Born in 1961 in Rio de Janeiro, Ambassador Kenneth Felix Haczynski da Nóbrega received his degree in Economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro in 1984. Between 1987 and 1990, he was a graduate student of Music Studies at Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music – Higher School of Music, in Warsaw. In 1993, he completed the Diplomatic Career Preparatory Course at the Rio Branco Institute and took office as third secretary. In 2013, he defended his thesis entitled: “Negotiations on Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright at the World Intellectual Property Organization - Diplomatic Action and Access to Knowledge", passing with honors the Rio Branco Institute’s 58th Advanced Studies Course.
During his diplomatic career, he has held several positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Director of Interregional Mechanisms (2016-2018); Advisor to the foreign minister’s office (2013-2015); Head of the Intellectual Property Division (2008-2013); Assistant, Deputy Head and Head of the Trade Defense and Safeguards Division (2002-2006); Assistant at the Sea, Antarctica and Space Division (1994-1995) and Assistant at the Organization of American States Division (1994). His overseas assignments have been to the Embassy of Brazil in Washington (2015-2016) as Minister Counselor; the Embassy of Brazil in Berlin (2006-2008) as Head of the Economic Section; the Permanent Delegation to the WTO and Economic Organizations in Geneva (1998-1999) as diplomat with oversight for services affairs, and the Embassy of Brazil in Lima (1995-1998) as Head of the Consular Section. He has also taken part in several inter-ministerial forums, including the Inter-ministerial Group of Intellectual Property at the Chamber of Foreign Trade, as Deputy Representative (2008-2011) and Permanent Representative (2011-2013), and the Counter-Piracy National Council, as Deputy Representative (2008-2013).
He is married to Ana Lúcia Mikosz da Nóbrega.
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