Appointment of New Authorities

The EU-LAC Foundation is pleased to announce that at its 8th meeting which took place in Quito on 19 November, the Board of Governors appointed the new President and Executive Director of the Foundation who will replace Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner and Ambassador Jorge Valdez respectively at the end of their four-year terms.

The Board of Governors, comprising representatives of the EU and the 61 Member countries of the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (CELAC) appointed Mr Leonel Fernández, former President of the Dominican Republic, to be the next President of the EU-LAC Foundation; and Ms Paola Amadei, currently EU Ambassador to Jamaica, Belize, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and the Caiman Islands, to be its Executive Director.

The President and Executive Director designate will take up their new responsibilities in early 2016.