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Wed Nov 25, 2015, 10:33 AM

Susana Malcorra, Cabinet Chief to Ban Ki-moon, to be appointed Argentine Foreign Minister.

Argentine President-elect Mauricio Macri today revealed one of the members of his future cabinet. In a press release, Macri announced Susana Malcorra will head the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

“She is intelligent, vigorous, and wise,” Macri said about her, adding she comes to “add her vision about the international issues in this phase of change we will begin soon.”

“I am very glad and proud. She is a person with a very vast and detailed knowledge of the international agenda that moves the world today,” Macri posted on Facebook. “Argentina needs to connect with other nations in the world to develop growth and prosperity opportunities for all the Argentines,” he added.

Born in the city of Rosario (Argentina's third largest), Malcorra is the current United Nations Chef de Cabinet to the Executive Office. She was appointed to the post by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in March 2012.

Malcorra, 61, had served as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Field Support. Prior to that, she had been CEO and Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme, where she oversaw emergency and humanitarian operations in more than 80 countries, including UN operations during the 2004 South Asian tsunami.

She also had more than 25 years of experience in the private sector before joining the WFP.

Malcorra started her career in IBM Argentina in 1979, and joined the recently privatized Telecom Argentina in 1993. She was appointed CEO of the company in 2001.

She is not affiliated with any particular political party in Argentina.

At: http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/203682/macri-announces-susana-malcorra-to-be-appointed-foreign-minister
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A silver lining in the Macri cloud, I believe. Considering some of the other names being floated for Macri's cabinet, Malcorra will bring much needed credibility. I wish her all the best.

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