Luiz Alberto Figueiredo

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His Excellency,
Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado
Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado 2013.jpg
Brazilian Ambassador to the United States
Assumed office
1 January 2015
Nominated by Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Mauro Vieira
Minister of External Relations
In office
28 August 2013 – 1 January 2015
President Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Antonio Patriota
Succeeded by Mauro Vieira
Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations
In office
June 2013 – August 2013
Preceded by Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti
Succeeded by Antonio Patriota
Personal details
Born (1955-07-17) 17 July 1955 (age 63)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Children 2
Profession Diplomat, Politician

Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado (born 1955) is a Brazilian diplomat and former Minister of External Relations, having succeeded Antonio Patriota and was succeeded by Mauro Vieira. Figueiredo took office as foreign minister on August 28, 2013.,[1][2] and left office on December 31, 2014. He has been appointed as Brazilian Ambassador to the United States.[3]


Early life[edit]

Luiz Figueiredo was born on July 17, 1955 in Rio de Janeiro holds a degree in law of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 1977 and graduated at the Rio Branco Institute (IRBr) in 1980.


First assigned to New York in 1986 until 1989, he continued his professional career at Brazil's diplomatic missions in Santiago, Chile, serving until 1992. He has also held diplomatic positions in Washington, D.C. from 1996 to 1999, Ottawa from 1999 to 2002 and Paris, as representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), from 2003 to 2005.[4]

He served as Director-General in the Ministry's Department of Environment and Special Affairs, and previously headed its Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development Divisions, as well as its Division on Sea, Antarctic and Outer Space Affairs. He came Under-Secretary for Environment, Energy, Science and Technology in Brazil’s Foreign Ministry since 2011. From June to August 2013 he was the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Brazil's top diplomat resigns amid soaring tensions with Bolivia over asylum for politician". The Sydney Morning Herold. 2013-08-27. 
  2. ^ "Brazil foreign minister quits over Bolivia senator row". BBC News. 2013-08-27. 
  3. ^ "Brazil sends foreign minister to China/Celac meeting in Beijing". Merco Press. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Biographical Note United Nations, 25 June 2013
  5. ^ Curriculum Vitae Archived 2013-10-07 at the Wayback Machine. Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations
  6. ^ "New Permanent Representative of Brazil Presents Credentials". United Nations. 25 June 2013. 

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