Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship
Susana Malcorra was appointed by President Mauricio Macri in December 2015 to the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs & Worship. Since then, she has worked tirelessly to re-establish and strengthen Argentina’s bilateral and multilateral relationships on issues of trade and global governance, human rights, the environment and combating transnational crime.
In June 2016, she was presented as a Candidate for UN Secretary-General.
Prior to assuming her present functions, Malcorra was appointed in 2012 Chief of Cabinet to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon. She oversaw a number of critical operational portfolios, including the operational response to the Ebola Crisis in West Africa and the negotiations leading to the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In 2008, she was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as the first head of the newly created Department of Field Support, the Department responsible for delivering dedicated administrative and logistical support to United Nations field operations. In this capacity, she was responsible for over 30 peacekeeping and special political missions worldwide.
Before that, she was chief operating officer and Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme, where she oversaw emergency and humanitarian operations in more than 80 countries.
Between 1979 and 1993 Malcorra worked at IBM. In 1993 she joined Telecom Argentina, where she would later become president and CEO.
Malcorra was born in Rosario, in the province of Santa Fe. She graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rosario.