Roy Chaderton

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Chaderton and the second or maternal family name is Matos.
Roy Chaderton Matos
Member of Parliament
for Venezuela at the Latin American Parliament
In office
2011 – To Date
Ambassador Permanent Representative of Venezuela to OAS
In office
President Hugo Chavez (2008)
Nicolás Maduro (2013)
Preceded by Jorge Valero
Succeeded by Bernardo Álvarez Herrera
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
In office
30 May 2002 – 13 February 2004
President Hugo Chavez
Preceded by Luis Alfonso Dávila
Succeeded by Jesús Pérez
Personal details
Born (1942-08-17) 17 August 1942 (age 74)
Political party PSUV
Profession politician, diplomat, lawyer

Roy Chaderton Matos (born August 17, 1942) is a Venezuelan politician, lawyer, and diplomat. A graduate of the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Chaderton is one of the most experienced members of the Venezuelan diplomatic corps. He was foreign minister from May 2002 to February 2004 in the government of Hugo Chávez.

Early life and family[edit]

Chaderton is the son of Roy Chaderton Farrier, who worked in an oil company, and Elena Matos Arreaza.[1]

Diplomatic career[edit]

Chaderton is a senior member of the Venezuelan Diplomatic Service. He served in Poland, Germany, Belgium and the Permanent Mission of Venezuela to the United Nations. He was Ambassador to Gabon from 1985 to 1987; Ambassador to Norway from 1987 to 1990; Director General of International Policy from 1990 to 1993; Ambassador to Canada from 1993 to 1994; Vice Minister of Foreign Relations from 1994 to 1995; Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1996 to 2000; Ambassador to Colombia from 2001 to 2002; Minister of Foreign Relations from 2002 to 2004; Ambassador to France from 2004 to 2007; Ambassador to Mexico and Ambassador Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) from 2008 to 2015.

He’s currently the chancellery coordinator at the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry [1], deputy at the Latin American Parliament in Panama, Venezuelan Ambassador empowered to pursue peace talks with the Government of Colombia and FARC in Cuba and recently appointed In-charge of International Affairs of the PSUV [2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chaderton Matos, Roy (9 September 2016). "¿Hasta cuándo el apartheid llanero o la "jaladera" cultural?" (in Spanish). Aporrea. Archived from the original on 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Luis Alfonso Dávila
182nd Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
30 May 2002 - 13 February 2004
Succeeded by
Jesús Pérez