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.


  • 20 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * Ambassador Gil-Casares was in attendance at today's #InaugurationDay ceremony of @POTUS @realDonaldTrump on the ste…
  • 20 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * A great article about the breathtaking northern Spanish city of San Sebastián by @Forbes.
  • 19 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * This week a cold snap is affecting much of Spain, leaving some beautiful landscapes such as this one in Ronda (Mála…
  • 19 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * This week @MADRID is hosting the @fitur_madrid International Tourism Trade Fair with more than 9,000 exhibitors fro…
  • 18 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * Spain is lived, enjoyed and valued all around the world. Watch @MarcaEspanaEN's new video! #SpainEverywhere…
  • 18 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * #OnThisDay in 1600 Spanish Golden Age writer Calderón de la Barca was born. Have you ever read his famous play 'La…
  • 17 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * RT @coalition: Coalition partner Spain (@Defensagob) have trained 22,800 #Iraq-i troops in the last two years - a vital contribution to def…
  • 16 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * RT @AlfonsoDastisQ: The EU's aim is to bring peace and stability in the #MiddleEast. We will seek all ways in order to achieve those goals…
  • 16 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * The Embassy and Consulate General in Washington, D.C. will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • 16 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * RT @SpainMFA: #Spain ratifies global #climatechange agreement that will allow us to participate fully in all the decisions that will start…
  • 16 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * Basque cuisine has a long history in the western U.S. @OpenTable thinks 2017 will be the year it takes off!…
  • 13 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * Scientists from Spain work at some of the most prestigious research institutions in the U.S. Check out this map!…
  • 13 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * Today Amb. Gil-Casares met with the new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, to discuss collaboration between Span…
  • 13 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * RT @JoselitoHILL: We were honored to have @SpainInTheUSA Ambassador Ramon Gil-Casares & @OAS_official Ambassador Jorge Hevia Sierra dine w/…
  • 13 Jan @SpainInTheUSA * RT @nytimestravel: For a truly international dining experience, Madrid, Spain, #34 on our list of Places to Go for 2017, is a winner. https…
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