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Embajador Felipe Alejandro Gardella

Argentine Diplomatic – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship (MREC)

Buenos Aires, SEPTEMBER 2018

Personal Information

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires City
Date of Birth:  July 2, 1956
Marital Status: married to Magdalena Mandiola
Daughters: Sofía (32) and Olivia (23).

University Studies

1984        Graduated from the National Foreign Service Institute (ISEN) with the rank of Secretary of Embassy and Consul, Third Class

1982        Graduated from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), with a professional degree in Maritime Economy.

              -Research Work:  “World Shipyard Industry: Crisis and Evolution.
              Argentina´s Naval Industry in the Global Framework”,

Promotions and Performance of Duties in the National Foreign Services.


2014           Minister Plenipotentiary, First Class (with agreement of the Honorable Senate of the Argentine Nation)

2002         Minister Plenipotentiary, Second Class (with agreement of the Honorable Senate of the Argentine Nation)

1994        Counsellor and General Consul.

1991        Secretary of Embassy and Consul, First Class.

1988        Secretary of Embassy and Consul, Second Class.

1984        Secretary of Embassy and Consul, Third Class.


Designations and Functions


sep 2014  Argentine Embassy in Japan, Deputy Chief of Mission and Cultural Attaché.

feb 2011  Argentine General Consulate and Promotion Center in Shanghai, Rep. Pop. of China, in charge of Economic Promotion.

sep 2007  National Directorate of International Economic Negotiations, MREC.

2002/2007 Consul General in Lima, Perú

2000/2001 Designated in the National Directorate of Economic Relations and International Cooperation, in charge of the OECD affaires and issues related to Competition and Consumer Protection Policies regarding foreign companies established in Argentina, MREC.

feb 1995      Chrgé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Argentina in Nigeria.  

1994/2000  Argentine Embassy in France –Economic and Commercial Section, and in charge of the Argentine Relations with the Organization for the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)-.

1993        Designated by the Minister of Economy Director of Protocol of the Ministry of Economy, Public Works and Services.

1992/1994  Designated Private Secretary of the Minister of Economy Public Works and
(through a joint resolution of the Minister of Economy and Mr.
              Minister of Foreign Affairs)

1989        Designated Press Attaché by the Argentine Ambassador in Mexico.

1987/1991  assigned to the Argentine Embassy in Mexico, where he performed his duties as Chief of the Economic Affairs Section.

1984/1987  Performed functions in the Cabinet of the Secretary of the International Economic Relations - MRECIC.

Conferences and Special Missions

2014/2017 During his performance in the Argentine Embassy in Japan, as Cultural Attaché, he carried out numerous presentations on literature, plastic arts, music, theater, other cultural expressions and on argentine identity.

2011/2014 As part of his work of economic promotion in the Consulate General and Argentina Promotion Center in Shanghai, in the Rep.Pop. of China, he gave conferences related to bilateral trade, coordinated tastings of argentine products and chaired seminars on investment possibilities in Argentina.

2007/2010   Led various argentine delegations to different working groups and committees of the OECD (annual meetings of the Investment Committee, of his working team for the update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies and annual meetings of the National Contact Points on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies, round table of the “Freedom of Investment” project, annual meetings of the OECD Committee of Commerce.

sep. 2010    Organizer and Co-President of the First Meeting of the Argentine National Point of Contact with ONGs on Corporate Social Responsibility and Revision of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies, Palacio San Martin, Buenos Aires.

mar. 2010   Lecturer at the Forum of Argentine ONGs on the Revision of the OECD Guidelines (Code of Conduct) for Multinational Companies, Buenos Aires (org: CEDHA-INCASUR)

apr. 2009    Lecturer on the OECD and Multinational Relations in the “Training Program on Labor Relations, Internal Law and International Relations” Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security.

jun. 2008    Argentine Delegate to the Ministerial Forum of the OECD 2008: “Climate Change, Growth and Stability”, Paris.

nov 2006   Exhibition on Postmodernity at the Academic Conference of Postgraduate “University and Globalization”, San Martín de Porres University, Lima.

sep 2005    Conference “A vision of Postmodernity”, Humanistic Association Ricardo Palma, Lima.

dec 2004    Conference “Postmodernity and Conflict” during presentation of the book “Sociology of Violence in Peru”, in School of Psychotherapy of Lima.

sep 2004    Conference “Consumerism, Mass Media and politics” in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima.

dec 2003    Within de framework of the 450º anniversary of the National Mayor University of San Marcos, he was invited by the social Sciences Rector to give a conference of presentation of his book “Soft Times published by the Editorial Fund of San Marcos Universitiy; Lima.


jul 2003    Inaugural Speech for incorporation to the “Instituto Sanmartiniano del Perú”

2002         Conference of presentation of his book "Liberalism vs. Virtual Economy” convened by the Diplomatic Magazine, CAUCUS; Lima.

2000         In Buenos Aires he continued monitoring OCDE activities, and undertook two missions to headquarters in Paris.

1994/2000  In the Embassy of Argentina in France, within the economic and commercial section, he was in charge of monitoring the country’s policy in relation to the OCDE: representative of the government in numerous meetings of the committees: on agriculture, fisheries, trade, investment and multinational companies, competition law and policy, forum for emerging countries, and ocde development center.  

1994/2000  within the framework of the commercial promotion, investment and transference of technology strategy, was invited to expose on numerous occasions on the economic situation of Argentina and Trade and investment possibilities (in Paris and main French cities).

1998/1999  Argentine Delegate negotiator of the “International Convention to Fight the Corruption of Foreign Public Agents in International Business Transactions”, OCDE, Paris

1997/1998  Delegate negotiator of the “Multilateral agreement on Investment “(mai) in OCDE, Paris.

1995/1998  Head of Delegation to meeting on “aid for the democratic reestablishment of Haiti” of the World Bank, and on “Cooperation for development” (International Development Association -IDA), World Bank, Paris.
1993         Invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France (Centre
d’Analise et Prévision) within the framework of the “outstanding young persons of the world Program” to visit that country and to interview French businessmen, officials and academics to present the economic situation of Argentina and the commercial and investment possibilities.

1992/1994  Designated by the Argentine Minister of Economy to lead the Argentina Delegations that participated in the Seminars of Informal Political Dialogue of the  OCDE with Dynamic Non-Member Economies (DNMEs): - “Direct Foreign Investments”, “Labor Qualification”, “Trade Policies”, “Environment Policies”, “Privatization Policies”, “Transfer Prices”, “Education and labor training”.

1987/1991  In his destiny in Mexico, he represented the country in numerous bilateral, regional and international meetings, conferences and seminars.

1986         Coordinator of the Businessmen Delegation that accompanied the visit of the President of Argentina Raùl Alfonsin to Brasilia (July).

1986         Delegate to the Ministerial Meeting of the Cartagena Consensus (“Foreign Debt in Latin America”, Mar del Plata, Argentina).

1985         Delegate to the annual Summer Meeting of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. (ECOSOC, Geneva; Switzerland).

1984         Delegate to the Annual Plenary Meeting of the Latin American Economic System (SELA, Caracas, Venezuela).


Books and Thesis

- “Soft Times: individual, society and World Order in Postmodernity”, (essay) editorial Fund of the National University of San Marcos, Lima, 2003.

- “Liberalism vs. VIRTUAL Economy: from the paradigm of social progress to the syndrome winners-take-all, (essay) Caucus, Lima, 2001.

- "International Aid for Development:  role of the AID in the globalized International Scenario ", thesis mandatory of promotion to the rank of Plenipotentiary Minister of Second Class, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, Buenos Aires, 1996

- “World Shipyard Industry: Crisis and Evolution- Argentina´s Naval Industry in the Global Framework”, Buenos Aires, 1982.


Press Articles and Reports

- Article “Consumerism, Mass Media and politics” in  Distancia Crítica Magazine Vol 5, Lima, jun/2005

- Article "Globalization and World Order" in Distancia Crítica Magazine Vol 4, Lima, feb/2005

- Prologue of the Book of Eduardo Vargas Puch -Sociologist of the Lima University  Sociology of Violence – Posmodernity and Conflict in Peru, Lima, dec/2004.

- "An approach of Posmodernity ", article in the Diplomatic Magazine Caucus  vol.12, 2004

"The rescue of General San Martin”, El Comercio Newspaper, Lima, july 2003

- "Soft Times", article published in Caucus Magazine vol 8, 2003

- "After 9/11” published in Caucus Magazine vol 5, Lima, 2002

- "Dignity", published in the El Peruano Newspaper,  Lima, Jan 2002

- "Competition and Consumer Protection: Report on Foreign Companies established in Argentina", research work, Secretary for International Economic Relations, Buenos Aires, 2000.

-  “Liberalism vs. Virtual Economy”, article published in Panorama International nro. 2, CEI- Secretary of the International Economic Relations, Buenos Aires, dec/1998.

- ”Argentine Economy Outlook”, biannual articles published in the Newsletter of the Argentine Embassy of France, 1995 - 1999.

Decorations and Memberships

“Chevalier de la Légion d´Honneur de la République Francaise” (1999).

“associated partner to the Instituto Sanmartiniano del Perú” (2003)

 Honored with the “Medal of San Martin” -Instituto Sanmartiniano del Perú- (2004).



English and French.


Embajador Gardella con su esposa, Magdalena Mandiola de Gardella, Artista Visual Argentina




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