Mrs. Gloria Gangte, Joint Secretary, Latin American & Caribbean Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
Mrs Gloria Gangte, Joint Secretary, Latin American and Caribbean Division at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi is a senior member of the Indian Foreign Service.
Prior to her current position, Mrs. Gangte served as Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of India in Rome and Deputy Permanent Representative of India at the Food & Agriculture Organisation and other Rome based International Agencies, Italy (2017-19) and at Embassy of India Muscat, Oman (2015-2016). Earlier, she served as Counsellor (Political) at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Offices in Geneva and was the key Indian delegate to the UN Human Rights Council.
A career Diplomat, Mrs. Gangte's overseas assignments have included Political, Commercial, Cultural and Information work at the Indian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has also worked as Head of Chancery and has handled Consular work at the Embassy of India in Madrid, Spain.
At the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, Mrs Gloria Gangte has worked as Deputy Secretary in the Latin America & Caribbean Division dealing with more than 33 countries and as Attaché in the East Asia Division dealing with China and Japan.
H.E. Mariana Pacheco Montes, Ambassador of Colombia to India, Pro Tempore Presidency Pacific Alliance
More recently served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Colombian Embassy in Washington, DC. Worked 4 years as Director of Corporate /Regulatory Affairs at Postobon, Colombia's largest beverage company, and a company of Organización Ardila Lúlle. Before joining Postobon, served as Manager of Government Affairs at Philip Morris International, Coltabaco, in Bogota, Colombia.
From 2009 until 2011, worked as consultant for the Organization American States' Secretary General, and as consultant in assisting Colombia's most vulnerable population in support of Plan Colombia´s territorial consolidation and economic and social development efforts. Between 2006 and 2009 served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Colombian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and as Commercial Counselor at the Trade Bureau of the Colombian Embassy during the launch and negotiations of the US – Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
In 2004 joined Sandler, Travis, and Rosenberg, P.A. (ST&R), a customs and international trade law firm, as Director for Latin America. At ST&R represented various importers, exporters, and Latin American governments with emphasis on trade issues and trade negotiations and implementation.
Worked for more than 15 years at the Colombian government in various capacities: at the Ministry of Foreign Trade as advisor to the Minister on U.S., Asia-Pacific, and anti-smuggling efforts; and, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as advisor on Asia-Pacific affairs, PECC and APEC. Master of International Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University and Bachelor of Arts at Brigham Young University. Various courses at Harvard University, Universidad de los Andes and Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, and at Hanyang University in South Korea. Graduated from CIDENAL – one-year program on Colombian national defense and security. She has received numerous awards, including Ministry of Defense Distinguished and Meritorious Award; PMI Honor Award, and a 4 year athletic scholarship.
H.E. Juan Angulo M., Ambassador of Chile to India
Married to Patricia VRIJ, three children (Maaike (1997), Tomás (1999), Daniel (2003)
Colegio Hispano-Americano, Santiago: Elementary and Middle School.
Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, University of Chile (1981-1987).
Economist (Ingeniero comercial, mención economía), 1987.
Award as the best graduate student in Economics of his class (1987).
Andrés Bello Diplomatic Academy (1988-1989).
National School of Administration (ENA), Paris, class "Condorcet". Postgraduate in Public Management. (1990-1991). International Diploma in Public Management.
Various professional development courses: Business promotion, Investment and Tourism management, APEC Diploma (U. A. Prat, 2004), Financial management missions (2012), consular services (2012).
Since March 2018 -
Deputy Director, Directorate of Environment and Ocean affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Management of international environmental topics and Head of the Chilean delegations to negotiations sessions al technical level on Climate Change in Bonn, Bangkok and Katowice.
Embassy of Chile in France. Head of Chancery and acting head of Mission. Political affairs, bilateral cooperation negotiations France-Chile. Chargé d'affairs a.i. of Chile in France (2016).
Deputy Director, Directorate of European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chile. Acting Director and management of the bilateral relationship with European countries. Active participation in the preparation of the first CELAC-EU summit (2013): negotiations, preparation of documents, program and events related to the Summit.
Mission of Chile to the E.U. - Embassy of Chile in Belgium. Head of chancery, acting head of mission. Political and bilateral subjects Chile –EU, development of structured bilateral dialogue. In charge of the commercial office of PROCHILE in Belgium and Luxembourg: commercial and tourism promotion as part of job of the commercial attaché.
• Office of the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Santiago. Monitoring of various political and administrative projects. Member of several Chilean delegations in international fora. Chief of Staff of the Deputy Minister.
• Consul of Chile in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Consular affairs, relationship with the resident Chilean community, collaboration in the promotion of Chilean products and tourism, in coordination with the PROCHILE office in The Hague.
Administrative Directorate-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Santiago. In charge of budgetary matters and various administrative projects. Chief of Staff of the Administrative Director General.
Embassy of Chile in Denmark. Head of Chancery. In charge of several political, commercial, consular, cultural and cooperation topics, as well as the promotion of Chilean products in Denmark. Participation in INTELSAT convention (1993).
Directorate-General for international Economic Relations, Department of Integration-Latin American Integration Association (ALADI). Participation in the implementation and monitoring of various Treaties of Economic Complementation (TEC).
French and English: working languages
Dutch and Portuguese: fluent oral expression
Officer Cross pro Merito Melitensi of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta 20 years official merit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile
Teaching experience: Assistantships in the following subjects and universities
Calculus I Faculty of Economics, U. of Chile (1983)
Macroeconomics I U. Diego Portales (1985)
Microeconomics I U. Diego Portales (1985.1986)
Macroeconomics U. Gabriela Mistral (1985-1987)
Microeconomics U. Gabriela Mistral (1986)
Informatics Faculty of Economics, U. of Chile (1984-1986)
Research Assistant (half-day) Faculty of economics, U. de Chile (1986). Database project Development (relational IMAGE Database)
Economic Analysis Consulting-financial for the project "Institutionalization of the Professional Training Council of the Eastern Republic of the Uruguay" (project financed by the UN; project manager, Professor Eduardo Martínez (1987).
H.E. Federico Salas Lotfe, Ambassador of Mexico to India
- Born in Mexico City on 18th September 1955
- Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard University and Master's degree in Political Science from El Colegio de Mexico
- Career diplomat since 1989, he rose to the rank of Ambassador in 2000
- Deputy Director General for United Nations Affairs (1983-1988)
- Director General of International Organizations (1988)
- Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1988-1989)
- Mission of Mexico to the United Nations Organization, responsible for Political Affairs (1989-1993)
- Embassy of Mexico in the United States of America, where he was in charge of Political Affairs and Relations with Congress (1993-1998)
- Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998-2000)
- Ambassador of Mexico in the Czech Republic (2001-2007), Israel (2007-2015) and Indonesia (2015-2017)
- Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) (2017-2019)
- Ambassador of Mexico to India since September 2019, concurrent to Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka
H.E. Cartos Rafael Polo Castaneda, Ambassador of Peru to India
Place and Date of birth : Chepén, La Libertad, December 29th, 1953
Marital status : Married to Mrs. Eva Isabel Alvarado Sánchez de Polo
Daughters : Eva María De las Mercedes Polo Alvarado María José Carolina Polo Alvarado
* Graduate in Psychology, Ricardo Palma University, 1973 - 1980
* Law and Political Science Studies, Federico Villarreal National University, 1976-1977
* Law and Political Science Studies, National University of San Marcos, 1983
* XXXI Advanced Course, Diplomatic Academy of Peru, 1992
* Master's Degree in International Affairs, Central University of Venezuela, 2000-2002.
* Course "Migratory Policies, Irregular Migration and Gender", Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (August 27th to December 3rd), 2005.
* Postgraduate Diploma in International Migration, Globalization and Development, Graduate School of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, 2005-2006
Degrees * Graduate in Psychology, Ricardo Palma University, 1980
* Career Diplomat, Diplomatic Academy of Peru, 1982
* Graduate in International Relations, Diplomatic Academy of Peru, 1982
* Graduate in Psychology, Inca Garcilaso De la Vega University, 2014
Entered the Diplomatic Service with the rank of Third Secretary of the Foreign Ministry, starting from January 1, 1983.
Promoted to Third Secretary on January 1, 1985
Promoted to Second Secretary on January 1, 1988
Promoted to First Secretary on January 1, 1991
Promoted to Counsellor on January 1, 1997
Promoted to Minister Counsellor on January 1, 2002
Promoted to Minister on January 1, 2006
Promoted to Ambassador on January 1, 2016
Ambassador of Peru to India (w.e.f. 21.05.2019)
Positions Held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru
1983 Third Secretary of the Directorate of Legal Affairs
1983 Third Secretary at the Directorate of the Latin American Economic Relations of the Deputy Secretary of the Economic Affairs and Integration
1984 Third Secretary of the Directorate of Personnel of the Deputy Secretary of Administration.
1991 First Secretary of the Directorate of Europe II of the Deputy Secretary of Bilateral Policy.
1992 First Secretary of the Directorate of Europe, Middle East and Africa, in charge of Central Europe Poland, Czech and Slovak Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia of the Directorate of Bilateral Affairs.
1997 Counsellor of the Directorate of Cultural Affairs.
1997 Counsellor, Head of the Department of Cultural Promotion of the Directorate of Cultural Affairs.
1998 Counsellor, Head of the Department of Cultural Promotion of the Directorate of Cultural Affairs.
2004 Minister Counsellor, Diplomatic Adviser of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Congress of the Republic.
2005 Minister, Director General of Rights of Peruvians Abroad of the Secretariat of Peruvian Communities Abroad.
2006 Minister of the Sub-secretariat for European Affairs.
2006 Minister, Director of Regional Development of the National Directorate of Border Development.
2013 Minister, Director of Consular Policy of the Directorate-General of Peruvian Communities Abroad and Consular Affairs.
2015 Minister, appointed at the Ministry of Home Affairs, to give advice on the International Relations and Diplomacy.
2015 Minister, Director General of Peruvian Communities Abroad and Consular Affairs.
2016 Ambassador, Director General of Peruvian Communities Abroad and Consular Affairs
Positions Held Abroad
1985 Third Secretary of the Permanent Representation of Peru to the United Nations Organization, New York.
1987 Second Secretary of the Permanent Representation of Peru to the United Nations Organization, New York.
1988 Second Secretary of the Embassy of Peru in the Argentine Republic
1993 First Secretary, Consul of Peru in La Paz, Bolivia.
1997 Counsellor, Consul of Peru in La Paz, Bolivia.
1998 Counsellor, appointed at the Embassy of Peru in Portugal, to perform the position of Manager of the Pavilion at Expo'98 Lisbon (May - June)
1999 Counsellor of the Embassy of Peru in Venezuela
2002 Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Peru in Venezuela
2007 Minister, Consul General of Peru in Houston, United States of America
2016 Ambassador of Peru in the Kingdom of Morocco
2019 Ambassador of Peru to India (w.e.f. 21.05.2019)
Has participated as a delegate and representative of Peru in numerous meetings and conferences of international character.
* The Order of the Liberator General San Martin in the grade of Officer, Argentina, 1991
* The Order of the Civil Merit Liberator Simón Bolívar, in the grade of Commander, Bolivia, 1997
* The Order of Diplomatic Service Merit of Peru, José Gregorio Paz Soldán, in the Grade of Commander, 2005
* The Order of Diplomatic Service Merit of Peru, José Gregorio Paz Soldán, in the Grade of Great Cross, 2016
Ambassador Deepak Bhojwani, Former Ambassador of India to Colombia, Venezuela and Cuba and Distinguished Fellow, Ananta Centre
Ambassador Deepak Bhojwani joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1978. He retired in February 2012. During his career, he was accredited as Ambassador in seven Latin American countries, resident in Colombia, Venezuela and Cuba, concurrent in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, and was Consul General in Sao Paulo. He served abroad in three Continents – Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia), Europe (Spain and Czech Republic) and Latin America.
In the Ministry of External Affairs, he served in the Divisions dealing with Administration; West Asia and North Africa; US and Canada; and had a brief stint at the United Nations. He writes extensively on Latin America and its relations with India. He has written a book published in 2015 titled 'Latin America, the Caribbean and India: Promise and Challenge'. He is currently a Consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean through his firm LATINDIA (www.latindia.in)