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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

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 Bachelor's degree in economics from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, United States, post-graduate studies in economics at the University of Mannheim, Germany
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