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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.

 

MINISTER CHARGÉ D'AFFAIRS A.I. OF THE EMBASSY OF ECUADOR TO THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS

Oscar Felipe Izquiedo Arboleda

 

Minister Oscar Izquierdo, has developed his diplomatic career for nearly 30 years.  He has been on Mission in the Embassies of Ecuador in Germany, the Russian Federation, Canada and Chile. He is currently appointed to the Embassy of Ecuador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands as of Minister Chargé d ’Affairs a.i. 

Abroad he has worked in the different diplomatic ranks, in commercial offices, consular sections, and mainly in bilateral and multilateral areas. He has also held several positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador.  He began his career by entering the 5th Promotion of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, which he complemented with a master's degree by studying the Diplomatic Academy of the United Kingdom in International Law and Diplomacy. 

Minister Oscar Izquierdo has been collaborating as official director in charge of different units of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador such as Technical Cooperation, Europe, Regional Integration, Protocol, Cultural, Heritage and Tourism Affairs, Neighborhood Relations and Sovereignty. 

He has also been chief of staff of the Administrative sub-secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador (2004) and in recent year’s cabinet coordinator and advisor to the Vice Ministry of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador on several occasions (2020-2021). He was Director of International Relations of the Ministry of National Defense (2020).  He has conducted diplomatic training courses in Ecuador, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Sweden, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Belgium. 

He has published and co-edited several articles related to neighborhood issues, aerial spraying with glyphosate, international and diplomatic relations. He speak Spanish, English, German and French.

 

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 Organization 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.

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

 

 Andrea Boekhoud-Montoya

Andrea Boekhoud-Montoya, Trade Commissioner of PROECUADOR - Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries, in the Netherlands. She is an Internationalist from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador with a Post bachelor diploma in foreign trade and Policies from FLACSO. Andrea has a Master in Logistics from the Autonomic University of Barcelona, Spain and a Master of Supply Chain Management from the University of Barcelona and OBS Business School.

In May 2015, Andrea was appointed to the Trade Office of Rotterdam after 3 years as Coordinator of the Fashion Sector in PROECUADOR, Quito- Ecuador. Andrea´s expertise in bilateral trade between the Netherlands and Ecuador allowed her to create trade opportunities for potential products in the Dutch market. During the last 6 years, the Trade Office of Ecuador in the Netherlands worked hard to put Ecuador on the radar of the main Dutch importers and investors through the execution of trade and investment missions, promotional events, participation in trade shows and giving useful market information, which helps managers to make the right decision.

In November 2012, Andrea started her career at ProEcuador as Coordinator of the Fashion Sector, which allowed her to promote the sectors within the region and markets in Asia and Europe. 

From 2008 until 2012, Andrea began her professional career working at important institutions like CORPEI, the former Agency of Trade Promotion of Ecuador, where she was part of the project ExpoEcuador. A project that supports many SME´s to export to Europe. Later on, she worked in the private sector, as Trade Coordinator of the company Frozen Fruit, part of the holding HANASKA. Later on, she worked at the Ministry of Production in the area of services.

Andrea`s first approach to the Dutch market was in September 2010 when as a member of CORPEI, she was trained by the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries CBI in Rotterdam on Market Intelligence.

 

LEGAL AND MULTILATERAL AFFAIRS

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 Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and GRULAC.

 CONSULAR ASSISTANT

Susana Medina

Susana Medina 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.

Since May 2012, she has been working in the Consular Section of the Embassy of Ecuador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. She performs the functions of receptionist, secretary, consular, administrative and accountant assistant.

 

 CONSULAR ASSISTANT (IT)

Henrry Collaguazo Proaño

Henrry, Network and Systems Administrator, undertook his studies in IT in the 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 Consular Section and at Embassy of Ecuador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands since March 2012.

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