Greetings from the Ambassador,
Welcome to the Website of the Embassy of Spain in Ottawa.
In this Website you will be able to find information
about the services provided by this Embassy, its dependent offices and the
Consulates Generals in Canada and offered to Spanish citizens and every person interested in
our country. You will also find information about bilateral relations between
Spain and Canada.
I hope you will find the content of this Website useful.
I thank you for your visit and for any suggestions you may have in order to
improve the site.
Graduated in Law, he obtained his Diploma in International Affairs from the
Spanish Diplomatic School, entering the Diplomatic Service in 1978.
He has held several roles within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madrid; at the
Directorate General for Cultural Relations (Director of International
Organizations and Cultural Conferences) and at the Directorate General for
International Technical Cooperation (Director of Air and Space Cooperation).
He was Ambassador at large for Iberoamerican Summits (2000-2002) and
Ambassador at large for Migratory Affairs (March 2011-May 2012).
He has been a member of the Scientific Council at the “Real Instituto Elcano”.
Diplomatic Counsellor and Executive Advisor at the Office of the Minister of Defence, 1990-1996.
He has been posted abroad at the Embassies of Spain in Ankara (1978-1980) and Paris (1986-1990).
He also served as Consul at the Spanish Consulate
General in Buenos Aires (1980-1984).
Ambassador of Spain to Honduras, 1996-2000.
Ambassador of Spain to Colombia, 2002-2007.
Ambassador of Spain to Belgium, 2007-2010.
He was appointed Ambassador of Spain to Canada in May 2012.