SPEAKERS

H. E. Maria Cristina Serpa de Almeida

Ambassador of Portugal to Ukraine

Born in Sweden on June 28,1953.

Graduated from the Higher Economic Institute, University in Lisbon.

Married. Two children.

Fluent in English, French, Spanish and German Entered in the Foreign Service in 1980. Served in Lisbon between 1980 and 1985. In the Embassy of Portugal in Madrid between 1985 and 1991.

In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lisbon between 1991 and 1995 as head of Patrimonial Department. Deputy Permanent Representative of Portugal in the OECD in Paris between 1995 and 2000. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lisbon between 2001 and 2005 as Head of the Information and Communication Department. Consul-General of Portugal in Luxembourg between 2005 and 2009.

Deputy Permanent Representative of Portugal in NATO between 2009 and 2014. Since 2014 the Ambassador of Portugal to Ukraine.

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