Hugo Llorens

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Person.png Hugo Llorens   History Commons SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(diplomat, banker, spook?)
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Alma materGeorgetown University
SpouseLisett Aparicio Llorens

Employment.png United States Ambassador to Afghanistan

In office
19 December 2016 - November 17, 2017
Preceded byP. Michael McKinley

Employment.png United States Ambassador to Honduras

In office
September 19, 2008 - July 26, 2011

Hugo Llorens is a US diplomat, banker and former United States Ambassador to Afghanistan.

Pre-State Department career

Llorens worked as an Assistant Treasurer at the Chase Manhattan Bank, International Division, New York City, before joining the United States Department of State in 1981.

Diplomatic career

Llorens served as Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, in which capacity he "played an important role in the launch of the historic Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) negotiations in 1998".[1] From 1999 to 2002 Llorens served for three years as Principal Officer at the United States Consulate General in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[1]

In 2002 and 2003, he served in Washington, D.C., as the Director of Andean Affairs at the National Security Council. There he was the principal advisor to the President and National Security Advisor on issues pertaining to Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. His tenure in this position included time of the 2002 Venezuelan coup d'état attempt.


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