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His Excellency Ismael A. Gaspar Martins

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In May 2001 President dos Santos appointed Ismael A. Gaspar Martins Ambassador of Angola to the United Nations.

Until his current appointment, Gaspar Martins had served since 1996 as a founding member and Co-President of the Angola-South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also held the position of Managing Director of Gaspar Martins and Associates International Business Consultants. From 1996 to 2000, he also served on the Southern African Development Community Task Force at the World Economic Forum Summit.

Among other positions, from 1989 to 1995, Gaspar Martins was the Executive Director of the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. From 1982 to 1987 he served as Angola’s Minister of external Trade, and from 1977 to 1982 he served as Minister of Finance. From 1976 to 1977 Gaspar Martins was Governor of the Central Bank of Angola. In 1975, he was External and Economic Affairs adviser to the President of Angola.

From 1972 to 1975 Gaspar Martins served with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); working as an economic affairs officer overseeing studies and policies on the issue of economic integration in Africa and on trade negotiations between the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of Sates and the European Union. From 1971 to 1972 Gaspar Martins held the position of research officer on agricultural development policies in Africa for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva.

Gaspar Martins holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania (US). In 1969 he completed his post-graduate studies in economics at the University of Mannheim, Germany. From 1969 to 1971, Gaspar Martins attended Oxford University, receiving a diploma in economic development.

He was born on January 12, 1940 in Luanda, Angola, is married and has four children.


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Permanent Mission of the Republic of Angola to the United Nations
820 2nd Ave., 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: (212) 861 5656
Fax: (212) 861 9295

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