1 June 2001


VIENNA, 1 June (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations (Vienna), Gustavo Adolfo Marquez Marin, presented his credentials on Friday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Marquez Marin was his country’s Commissioner General at the EXPO 2000 in Hannover, and since 1999 President of the EXPO 2000 Foundation. In 1999, he was Minister for Industry and Commerce.

From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Marquez Marin was Deputy Representative and from 1994 to 1998 Representative at the Congress of the Republic for MIR and MAS. Between 1994 and 1997, he was President of MAS and between 1997 and 1998, he was President of the Commission for Budget, Economy and Environment and, concurrently, his country’s Representative to the Andean Parliament.

Mr. Marquez Marin began his career in 1972 as an electronic engineer, specializing in telecommunications, at CANTV, where he held various managerial positions, until 1980. From 1981 to 1983, he served as Professor at the Faculty for Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Carabobo.

Mr. Marquez Marin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Don Bosco College in Valencia and graduated in telecommunications from the University of Carabobo.

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