Ambassador Oscar R. de Rojas
Amb. Oscar de Rojas has had a 40-year-long career in the area of global affairs, both public and private. His effective leadership, managerial, diplomatic and interpersonal skills, as well as his integrity and impartiality, are well known in international circles and have earned him the respect of persons, countries and groups from all parts of the world. Mr. de Rojas worked for ten years as Director of the Financing for Development Office in the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), where he was responsible for the design, organization and execution of the successful International Summit Conference on Financing for Development convened in Monterrey, Mexico, in 2002. Before joining the UN, he had served for 27 years in the Venezuelan Foreign and Civil Services, attaining the rank of Ambassador, and holding senior-level posts in that country’s diplomatic missions at the UN headquarters, in both New York and Geneva, in Paris, as well as in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Caracas. After his 2009 UN retirement, Mr. de Rojas took the position of Director of Global Partnerships at Long Island University in Brookville, New York, where he also taught courses in Development Economics and International and Latin American Studies.