Mr. Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y TorraDirector of Fundación Ramón Areces

Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y Torra has been director of the Ramón Areces Foundation since 2008. A Law graduate from the Complutense University in Madrid, he joined the Diplomatic Corps in 1976.

Until he joined the Ramón Areces Foundation, his professional career was in Public Administration, where he held the positions of adviser at the Spanish Permanent Delegation to the United Nations. Economic and trade adviser at the Spanish Embassy in France. Head of Protocol at the Spanish Prime Minister's Office, with the rank of director-general. Executive chairman of the Organising Committee for the Spanish Presidency of the European Union Council, with the rank of under-secretary. Ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations and other international organisations based in Geneva. Chairman of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He has served as Spanish Ambassador to the Republic of Austria. Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAEC), with the rank of ambassador.


Reception and Opening

(Thursday 1, 9:00 am)