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Ambassador Fausto Lopez Crozet

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    Professional affiliation

    National Director for Antarctic Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina

    Full Biography

    Fausto López Crozet is an Argentine career diplomat, with the rank of First Class Minister. He graduated as a lawyer from the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the National University of La Plata in 1989. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship in 1993, after two years studying at the National Foreign Service Institute. He specialized in Public International Law at the University of the Republic (Montevideo, Uruguay) 2001/2002.

    As a career diplomat, he served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the General Directorate of Antarctic Affairs for two periods (1993-1997 and 2008-2011) before being appointed Director General of that area from 2012 to 2016. From 2004 to 2008 he served in the Cabinet of the Secretariat of Trade and International Economic Relations.

    He currently serves as National Director of Antarctic Foreign Policy.

    Overseas, he served at the Argentine Embassy in the Republic of Uruguay from 1997 to 2004, and at the Argentine Embassy in Ecuador between 2011/2012. He was Argentine Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa from 2016 to 2020.

    Regarding multilateral diplomacy, he was a member of the Argentine delegations to the main Antarctic forums since 1994, including thirteen Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (ATCM), and meetings of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), acting as Head of Delegation for both meetings from 2011 and 2012 respectively, until 2016. He was also a delegate to meetings of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) and the Meeting of Managers of Latin American Antarctic Programs (RAPAL).