The Ambassador

  D. Ramón Gil-Casares Satrústegui.​


His Excellency Ramon Gil-Casares was appointed Ambassador of Spain to the United States of America on April 13, 2012.
Prior to that, he was appointed Ambassador of Spain to Sudan from May 2011 to April 2012 and Ambassador to South Africa from September 2005 until October 2008. Ambassador Gil-Casares career in the Spanish Diplomatic service also included postings as Ambassador at Large for Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madrid.
Prior to these appointments he worked at the German Marshall Fund in Washington DC from September 2004 through March 2005.
Following José María Aznar's election —in May 1996— he was appointed Director of the Department for International Affairs and Defense of the President's Office, where he served until July 2002, when he became the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs until 2004.
Ambassador Gil-Casares gained his experience in the Spanish administration between the years of 1982—when he joined the Foreign Service— and 1996 by working in several embassies and agencies, such as the Spanish Embassies of Equatorial Guinea and Uruguay, the Spanish Consulates in Manila and New York, as well as the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation in Madrid.
He was born in Madrid on October 26th, 1953. He majored in Philosophy and in Law and also obtained a Diploma in International Studies from the Diplomatic School of Madrid. He is a Second Lieutenant of the Infantry.


  • 26 May @SpainInTheUSA * Congratulations to all the #AvanzaAwards recipients who were honored at tonight's ceremony. ¡Enhorabuena!
  • 26 May @SpainInTheUSA * "The ties between #Spain and the Hispanic community are of great importance to us at the Embassy." #AvanzaAwards
  • 26 May @SpainInTheUSA * This evening Amb. Gil-Casares is hosting the 2016 #AvanzaAwards at his residence.
  • 26 May @SpainInTheUSA * A full house as Former Ambassador Javier Rupérez presents his book & recounts his career as a #Spanish diplomat.
  • 26 May @SpainInTheUSA * This evening Amb. Gil-Casares hosts Former Ambassador Javier Rupérez who is presenting his book "La mirada sin ira"
  • 26 May @SpainInTheUSA * Congrats to #Spanish company @SimuneAtomistic on winning an #InnovationAward at the #nanotech2016 conference in #DC!
  • 26 May @SpainInTheUSA * 3 #Spanish companies are participating in the #nanotech2016 conference: #Bihurcrystal, @graphenea & @SimuneAtomistic
  • 25 May @SpainInTheUSA * Spanish chef in NY works as Chief Culinary Officer @EatOffbeat, a food startup helping women refugees integrate.
  • 25 May @SpainInTheUSA * Thanks to AP Spanish students from King George High School for stopping by to lean about #Spain! ¡Gracias por venir!
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * Congratulations to the play #Yerma & its #Spanish Director José Luis Arellano on winning 6 #HelenHayesAwards.
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * Check out @MarcaEspanaEN's new website about #Spain's complex infrastructure projects around the world.
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * RT @SoundsFromSpain: Se abre convocatoria para Jornada Técnica mercado musical español en #Miami @SpainInTheUSA Más info en el enlace https…
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * This evening more than 40 executives from around the world dined at the Ambassador's residence. #MiddleMarket @WSJ
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * More than 700 Spanish companies operate in the US, creating over 80,000 jobs. #MiddleMarket @WSJ @uschamber
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * More than 1,300 of the 12,000 foreign companies that operate in Spain are from the US & have created 150.000+ jobs.
  • Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C.
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  • Defense Attaché Office
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