Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera

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Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera
Mauricio Rodríguez (cropped).jpg
29th Colombia Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office
11 February 2010 – February 2014
PresidentÁlvaro Uribe Vélez
Preceded byNoemí Sanín Posada
Succeeded byNéstor Osorio Londoño
Colombia Ambassador to Ireland
Assumed office
17 February 2010
PresidentÁlvaro Uribe Vélez
Preceded byNoemí Sanín Posada
Personal details
Born (1958-03-05) 5 March 1958 (age 61)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
NationalityColombian
Spouse(s)Sugey Pinzón Alonso (2009-present)
Alma materColegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (BBA, 1980)
OccupationJournalist
ProfessionBusiness Administrator

José Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera (born 5 March 1958)[1] was Ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom. He also served concurrently as Non-Resident Ambassador to Ireland. He completed secondary education at Colegio San Carlos in Bogotá, Colombia. He is the founder and former director of Portafolio, Colombia’s most prominent economic and finance newspaper, and has been a journalist for Caracol Radio, El Tiempo and El Espectador, among others. He has also worked as Dean of the Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración, his alma mater from 2007 to 2009, and was with Dow Chemical from 1981 to 1993, where he occupied several directive positions in Colombia, Venezuela, the United States, Switzerland and Italy.[2][3]

Ambassadorship[edit]

On 15 August 2010, President Álvaro Uribe Vélez designated Rodríguez to succeed Noemí Sanín Posada as Ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom.[4] On October 5, in an official ceremony at the Palace of Nariño, Rodríguez was sworn in by President Uribe as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Colombia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concurrently accredited as Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland.[5] Rodríguez arrived in London on October 10,[2] officially taking his post as Head of Mission and settling into his official residence, but officially presented his Letters of Credence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in an official ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 11 February 2011,[6] and later that month travelled to Ireland to present his Letters of Credence to Mary McAleese, President of Ireland, in an official ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin on 17 February.[7]

Awards[edit]

In January 2013, Rodríguez was awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Policy Driver category for his vocal participation for the prohibition on narcotic drugs.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hoja de Vida" [Curriculum Vitae] (PDF) (in Spanish). Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Seccion 1 "Datos Personales". Retrieved 2011-08-22.
  2. ^ a b "His Excellency Mr Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera". Diplomat Magazine. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
  3. ^ "The Attributes of Successful Leaders". London School of Economics. 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2011-08-22.
  4. ^ "En un mes, Mauricio Rodríguez se posesionaría como embajador de Colombia en Londres" [In a month, Mauricio Rodríguez will be sworn in as ambassador of Colombia in London]. Caracol Radio (in Spanish). 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2011-08-22.
  5. ^ "Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera, nuevo Embajador de Colombia en Reino Unido e Irlanda del Norte" [Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera, new Ambassador of Colombia in United Kingdom and Northern Ireland] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Press Office of the President of Colombia (SP). 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
  6. ^ "Embajador de Colombia en el Reino Unido presentó sus credenciales ante la Reina Isabel II" [Ambassador of Colombia in the United Kingdom presented his credentials to Queen Elizabeth II] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Press Office of the President of Colombia (SP). 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
  7. ^ "New Ambassadors present Credentials". Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
  8. ^ "Grassroot Diplomat Who's Who". Grassroot Diplomat. 15 March 2015. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.