Diplomacy - Accreditations Burkina Faso – Canada – Cuba – Moldova
On Tuesday 24 April 2018, at a luncheon held at the Hotel Hermitage, Marie-Catherine Caruso-Ravera, Director of Diplomatic and Consular Relations, received H.E. Mr. Alain Francis Gustave Ilboudo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burkina Faso; H.E. Ms. Isabelle Hudon, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada; H.E. Mr. Elio Eduardo Rodriguez Perdomo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba and H.E. Mr. Emil Druc, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova, who presented their Letters of Credence to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince during the morning.
After four years at the Ministry of External Relations as Foreign Affairs Advisor, H.E. Mr. Alain Francis Gustave Ilboudo joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso (MFA) in 1993, where he became Director of Political Affairs, then Technical Advisor. He was then appointed First Counsellor at his country's Embassy in Copenhagen in 1999, Minister Counsellor at the Embassy in Paris in 2001, Ambassador, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2006, then Ambassador to Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and finally Chile.
H.E. Ms. Isabelle Hudon was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce from 2004 to 2008. She joined Sun Life Financial Quebec in 2010 as President and was then appointed Chief Executive Officer, with a mandate to provide strategic advice and support to the President. She was among the first finalists in the Quebec financial industry's Finance and Investment Top 25 and was named one of the 100 most influential women in Canada. She was the co-founder of a movement to strengthen the presence of women in the world of business.
H.E. Mr. Elio Eduardo Rodriguez Perdomo began his diplomatic career in 1990 at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1998, he joined the Cuban Embassy in France as First Counsellor and, in July 2001, was promoted as Ambassador of Cuba to the Netherlands. He was subsequently appointed in Belgium and Luxembourg. In 2004, he returned to the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he became Deputy Director of Europe, then Director of Europe and Canada.
H.E. Mr Emil Druc spent a large part of his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova as Deputy Director, in the Europe Division, and then in the International Organizations Division. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration in 2006, where he held the post of Director of Multilateral Cooperation from 2015 to 2017. He was promoted as Ambassador of Moldova to Sweden in 2010.
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