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Haiti - Politics : Who is Chancellor Antonio Rodrigue ?
A graduate of INAGHEI, he pursued advanced studies in international relations at the prestigious School of Diplomacy in Rio Blanco, Brazil.
He began his career in Haiti as a member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then in Switzerland as Consul General of the Republic of Haiti in Geneva.
He was also Minister Counselor, Chargé d'Affaires ai, to the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in France in the 1980s, to the Permanent Mission of Haiti to the UN, in New York, where he remained for nearly 10 years, before being transferred to the Embassy of Haiti in Venezuela in 1999, as Minister Counselor, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
In 2001, Antonio Rodrigue was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Haiti to the Kingdom of Spain. He was also Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
He was recently appointed to Brussels, Belgium, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the European Union (EU) and to the Kingdom of Belgium (2015), before returning to Spain for the second time, at the head of the Haitian Diplomatic Mission, at the end of 2016.
Since 20 March 2017, Antonio Rodrigue has become the new Chancellor of Haiti, in the Government of Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant.
In addition to French and Creole, Chancellor Rodrigue, is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.