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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
  in Geneva
1971-1972 Research officer on agricultural development policies in Africa for the UNRISD
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
  Forum Summit
1996-2000 Southern African Development Community Task Force at the World Economic
  Commerce and Industry, concurrently Managing Director of Gaspar Martins and
  Associates International Business Consultants
from 1996 Founding member and Co-President of the Angola - South Africa Chamber of
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)