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Ismael Abraao GASPAR MARTINS President of the Peacebuilding Commission of the United Nations; Permanent Representative of the Republic of Angola to the United Nations, New York


Bachelor's degree in economics from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, United States, post-graduate studies in economics at the University of Mannheim, Germany 1969-1971 Diploma in economic development, Oxford University 1971-1972 Research officer on agricultural development policies in Africa for the UNRISD in Geneva 1972-1975 Economic affairs officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 1975 External and economic affairs adviser to the President of Angola 1976-1977 Governor of the Central Bank of Angola 1977-1982 Minister of Finance 1982-1987 Angola's Minister of External Trade 1989-1995 Executive Director of the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire 1996-2000 Southern African Development Community Task Force at the World Economic Forum Summit from 1996 Founding member and Co-President of the Angola - South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, concurrently Managing Director of Gaspar Martins and Associates International Business Consultants 2001-Present Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Angola to the United Nations 2003-2004 Appointed as the Representative of Angola to the UN Security Council 2003 President of the Security Council 2004 Chairman, Forum of Mine Affected Countries (FOMAC) 2006-2007 Chairman, Peacebuilding Commission