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Amb. Maria Izabel Vieira

Amb. Maria Izabel Vieira

Consul General of Brazil in Houston, Texas, since October 2021, Maria Izabel Vieira was born in Jandaia do Sul, Paraná, Brazil, on April 18, 1960. After studying Arts, Translation and Interpretation in English Language at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC) in São Paulo, where she graduated in 1981, she moved to Brasilia to join the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1984. There she specialized in diplomacy and International Relations at Instituto Rio Branco (the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy), graduating in 1985.

Career diplomat since 1985, she had different professional experiences both in Brazil and abroad:
1986 Bureau of Budgetary Control, Assistant
1987 Division of Commodities, Assistant
1998 Department of Economics, Adviser
1998 Under-Secretariat of Integration, Economics and Foreign Affairs, Adviser
1998 Division of Agriculture and Commodities, Deputy Head of Division and Head of Division
2014 Division of Japan and the Korean Peninsula, Head of Division
2015 Under-Secretariat of Political Affairs II, Chief of Cabinet
2016 Department of East Asia, Director
2019 Department of India, South and Southeast Asia, Director

Foreign Missions
1991 Permanent Delegation of Brazil in Geneva (Switzerland), Second Secretary
1994 Embassy of Brazil in Asunción (Paraguay), Second and First Secretary
2004 Permanent Delegation of Brazil in Geneva (Switzerland), Counselor
2007 Consulate General of Brazil in Geneva (Switzerland), Deputy Consul General
2009 Embassy of Brazil in Rome (Italy), Minister Counselor
2021 Consulate General of Brazil in Houston (US), Consul General

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