President Piñera appoints new Chilean Ambassadors abroad
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Ampuero, informed that the President of the Republic, Sebastián Piñera, has appointed new Chilean Ambassadors abroad. They are Cecilia Mackenna Echaurren in Germany and Gloria Navarrete Pinto in Austria and the Chilean Mission to International Organizations based in Vienna.
Cecilia Mackenna Echaurren
Ambassador Mackenna has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Chile and the Andrés Bello Diplomatic Academy. She has a postgraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Mackenna was director of the Center for the Study of Foreign Policy and International Relations (CEPERI). Previously, she worked in the Office of the Director-General of the International Labour Organization.
Within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she served as Director of Planning, Director of North America, Head of the Department of Environment and Head of Cabinet of former Foreign Minister Soledad Alvear.
In addition, she was Ambassador of Chile to the Republic of Ireland, to the Swiss Confederation, to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the International Court of Justice in The Hague and to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Gloria Navarrete Pinto
Ambassador Navarrete is a lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a graduate of the Andrés Bello Diplomatic Academy.
She holds a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a graduate of the Foreign Service Programme at the University of Oxford. She also holds a diploma in Administrative Law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Prior to her appointment, Navarrete served as General Director of Ceremonial and Protocol during the previous administration.
He also worked in the International Court of Justice Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the Planning Directorate. She was also head of the Cabinet of the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs.
In addition, in the foreign service she worked at the Chilean Embassy in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Austria and the Chilean Mission to International Organizations in Vienna.