Mario Germán Iguarán Arana
|Mario Germán Iguarán Arana|
|Colombia Ambassador to Egypt|
27 June 2010 – 2012
|President||Juan Manuel Santos Calderón|
|Preceded by||Guillermo Antonio Vanegas Sierra|
|5th Attorney General of Colombia|
1 August 2005 – 31 July 2009
|Nominated by||Álvaro Uribe Vélez|
|Preceded by||Luis Camilo Osorio Isaza|
|Succeeded by||Guillermo Mendoza Diago|
|3rd Deputy Minister of Justice of Colombia|
29 March 2004 – 1 August 2005
|President||Álvaro Uribe Vélez|
|Preceded by||Rafael Nieto Loaiza|
|Succeeded by||Luis Hernando Angarita Figueredo|
8 June 1960 |
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
|Children||Daniela Iguarán Saavedra
David Iguarán Saavedra
|Alma mater||Externado University (LLB, 1982)
University of Bonn (LLM, 1990)
Mario Germán Iguarán Arana (born 8 June 1960) is a Colombian lawyer and diplomat. He served as Ambassador of Colombia to Egypt between 2010 and 2012. A lawyer, Iguarán has also served as the 3rd Deputy Minister of Justice of Colombia, the 5th Attorney General of Colombia, and as Assistant Magistrate of the Constitutional Court of Colombia.
Iguarán received his Bachelor of Law from the Externado University of Colombia in 1982, and obtained a Master in Comparative Law from the University of Bonn in Germany in 1990, and has completed specializations in Penal Cassation from La Gran Colombia University in 2003, and in High State Administration from the Colombian Higher School of Public Administration in 1998.
President Uribe offered Iguarán an ambassadorship to Switzerland following the end of his term as Attorney General, but the Swiss Government expressed their disapproval of said appointment, because Iguarán had investigated a Swiss national, Jean Pierre Gontard, for cooperation with the FARC-EP. Gontard, who was working with the permission of the Swiss and Colombian authorities as a mediator, was suspected to have gone beyond his role by aiding the FARC rebels and their associates in Europe and was called in for questioning, he however was also a close friend and associate of Swiss Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey who is also the Swiss Foreign Minister in charge of approving ambassadorial appointments to Switzerland; in the end Iguarán was dropped from consideration to this mission.
Nonetheless, President Uribe offered him another diplomatic post, and this time the host nation permitted it; Iguarán was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Colombia to the Republic of Egypt by Chancellor Jaime Bermúdez Merizalde on 2 March 2010 and travelling that same day to Egypt to assume his official duties, and presented his letters of credence to Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak on 27 June 2010.
He served as ambassador until early 2012.
- Iguarán Arana, Mario Germán. "Hoja de Vida" [Curriculum Vitae] (PDF) (in Spanish). Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Seccion 1 "Datos Personales". Retrieved 2011-08-22.
- "Hoja de Vida del Fiscal" [Resumé of the Attorney General] (in Spanish). Office of the Attorney General of Colombia. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
- "Adiós a Suiza" [Goodbye to Switzerland]. Semana (in Spanish). 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2011-04-14.
- "Ex Fiscal Iguarán, Rumbo A Embajada En Egipto" [Former Attorney General Iguarán, On Route To Embassy In Egypt]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá. 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
- Ibrahim, Sherif (2010-06-27). El Galad, Magdy, ed. مبارك يتسلم أوراق اعتماد 20 سفيراً جديداً لدى مصر من بينهم أول سفير للعراق منذ 20 عاماً [Mubarak receives credentials of 20 ambassadors, including the new ambassador of Iraq to Egypt, the first in 20 years]. Almasry Alyoum (in Arabic). Cairo. Archived from the original on 2011-04-09. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
- Jineth Prieto (12 June 2012). "'Durante dos años faltó actividad en la Fiscalía': Mario Iguarán" (in Spanish). Vanguardia. Retrieved 26 May 2015.