President-elect Mauricio Macri announced that he has selected United Nations Chief of Staff Susana Malcorra to replace Héctor Timerman.
Who is Malcorra, you ask? The Rosario native has worked as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s chief of staff since 2012. Prior to that, she worked in the same organization as Secretary General Adjunct of the Department for Support for Field Operations, coordinating peace missions.
“She’s a smart, vigorous and wise woman. She comes to provide her vision on international politics in this new stage we’ll be starting soon. Argentina needs to establish bonds with the rest of the world to develop growth opportunities and prosperity,” said Macri in his announcement.
— Mauricio Macri (@mauriciomacri) November 24, 2015
Before working with Ban Ki Moon, Malcorra worked as deputy executive director of the UN’s World Food Program, supervising humanitarian and emergency operations.