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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ecuador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Ambassador Andrés Terán Parral, is a career diplomat with more than 35 years of experience in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador.
In 1981, he started working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, beginning his diplomatic career in 1983 as a Third Secretary at the Department of Cultural Promotion. Ambassador Terán was subsequently assigned as the Desk Officer for the United States of America and Canada, Department for the Americas (1989-1990). He furthermore worked for the Undersecretary of Bilateral Affairs (1990-1991) and in the Office of the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs (1991-1992).


In 1998, he was designated Head of the Office of Diplomatic Coordination for the Vice Presidency of the Republic of Ecuador, and in 2000 he became the Head of Protocol for the Presidency of the Republic of Ecuador.


In 2006, Ambassador Terán was designated the Legal Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2007, he was appointed Under Secretary General of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Ecuador. In 2008, he assumed the position of Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.


Throughout his career, Ambassador Terán has held diverse representative duties in various international fora, having served at the Embassies of Ecuador in Paraguay (1984-1989), Spain (1992-1997), Belgium and the European Union (2001-2004), as Deputy Chief of Mission to the United States of America (2004-2006) and Uruguay (2009).


In November 2009, amidst tensions with Colombia, the Government of Ecuador sent Ambassador Terán as Chargé d’Affaires to Bogotá in order to begin the process of re-establishing diplomatic relations. It was the first step taken by both countries in order to restore confidence and move towards the full normalization of diplomatic relations, which was ultimately achieved in December 2010 with the appointment of Ambassadors to both countries.


In March 2011, he was promoted to the highest diplomatic rank and named Ambassador of Ecuador to the Government of Canada. In January 2015, he returned to Quito and was appointed Director of International Affairs at the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ecuador. In 2016, he returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was selected as the Director for South America.
In June 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, Ambassador Jose Valencia, appointed Ambassador Andrés Terán as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Political Integration and International Cooperation.

He holds a Law Degree from the Universidad International del Ecuador.

Ambassador - Consul of Ecuador in The Hague

Ambassador Fernando Xavier Bucheli Vargas

He is a career diplomat with 29 years of service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador.  He has a Degree in Economics and a Masters in International Relations (Finished coursework dissertation outstanding). His functions in Ecuador have included:  General Financial Director, General Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Ecuador, Deputy General Coordinator of the CELAC, Director of Bilateral Relations with South America and Undersecretary of Latin America and the Caribbean (e).

Ambassador Fernando Bucheli has held diplomatic and consular functions as: Third Secretary / Second Secretary-in-Charge of Consular Functions at the Embassy of Ecuador in Japan; Counselor, Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of Ecuador in Switzerland and Head of the Trade Promotion Office; Minister of the Embassy of Ecuador in Germany, Deputy Head of Mission, Delegated to the International Organizations based in Bonn and Charge d' Affaires to the Government of Belgium (2015).

Currently he is Consul of Ecuador in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Second Secretary - Consul

Fernando Echeverría Dávila
Second Secretary and career diplomat since 2012. He belongs to the XIV Manuela Espejo Promotion. He began working at the Consulate of Ecuador in the Kingdom of the Netherlands in June 2015 as Vice-Consul and works with bilateral and multilateral affairs, from May 2017 He is in charge of the Consular Affairs.

Fernando is graduated from  El Zamorano University of Honduras, as Agronomist, San Francisco de Quito University as Agribusiness Engineer. He also has a Jurisprudence degree from the Catholic University of Ecuador and is Lawyer from the SEK International University. He has a postgraduate degree in Clean Development Mechanisms and Climate Change from the Simón Bolívar Andean University. He is Master at International Relations and Diplomacy at the Institute of Higher National Studies of Ecuador (IAEN).

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador he has held positions in the Department of Bilateral Relations with Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, Department of Environment and Climate Change, and in the Department of Security Coordination. 

BILATERAL AND MULTILATERAL AFFAIRS ANALYST

Carlos Alarcón Armendáriz
He began working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador in 2010. Since then, he has worked as Officer in the Department of Africa, Asia and South Pacific (2010-2012); Head of the Cabinet of the Undersecretary of Africa, Asia and South Pacific (2012-2015); Acting Director of the Department of Africa and Middle East –MENA &Turkey- (2013-2014); Analyst in the Department of Africa and Middle East (2017); and Legal Affairs Analyst in the Office of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2018). He works at the Embassy of Ecuador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands since July 2018.

At the Embassy, he is responsible for the management of bilateral and multilateral affairs, relating to the bilateral investment treaty (BIT), treaty for the avoidance of double taxation, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and co-responsible for the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), the latter as Alternate Governor.

He earned his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with honours from Los Hemisferios University and pursued his Master of Arts (MA) in International Studies at Korea University and his Master of Laws (LL.M.) (c) in Advanced Public International Law at Leiden University. Additionally, he obtained diplomas in Public Administration and Diplomacy from Peking University and on Public and Private International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law.
 

MULTILATERAL AFFAIRS ADVISER 

Nicolás Eduardo Ortiz Marín

Legal Advisor and Jurist specialized in Public International Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law and Diplomatic Law.

Nicolás has served, inter alia, as a Researcher and Teaching Associate at the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum for International Humanitarian Law (KGF), as a Guest Researcher and Project Coordinator at the KGF, and a Reporter for the International Criminal Law Module of Oxford Reports on International Law. He has also served as an Assistant to the Head of Office of the ADC-ICT.
He pursued his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in European Law School at Maastricht University and obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Public International Law from Leiden University.
Nicolás began working at the Embassy of Ecuador in the Netherlands as the Multilateral Affairs Adviser in July 2019. He is responsible for the management of multilateral affairs relating to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and GRULAC.

 Consular Assistant

Consular Assistant: Susana Medina

Susana Medina, born in Riobamba, is a Chartered Accountant and Bachelor in Business Administration. She has had several assistance managerial roles, in Administration and Human Resources, in Laboratorios Life and Hospital Metropolitano  in Quito.

Mrs. Medina moved with her family to The Hague in 2010. Since May of 2012, she works in the Consulate of Ecuador in The Hague. Mrs. Medina is responsible for consular services. .

 Consular Assistant (IT)

Henrry Wilmer Collaguazo Proaño

Henrry, Network and Systems Administrator, undertook his studies in ICT at Arcus College in Heerlen, Netherlands, in 2011.  He has extensive experience in technical, logistics and administrative aspects, skills developed during his previous work in the Municipality of Valkenburg in the Netherlands, among others IT companies in Maastricht.

Spanish is his native language, but he is also fluent in Dutch and English.

He has been working at the Embassy of Ecuador in The Hague since March 2012.

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