May 26, 2011

Minister Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo
Economic and Trade Affairs, S&T, Innovation, Energy, Environment

Embassy of Brazil, Washington, D.C. 

Brazil and the U.S.-History of Partnership in a Global Perspective

Ernesto Araújo was born in 1967, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He graduated in Literature and Linguistics at the University of Brasília (1988), and in Diplomacy at the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy – Instituto Rio Branco (1991). Mr. Araújo worked in the Divison for Mercosur Affairs (an economic and political agreement between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) at the Ministry of External Relations in Brasília from 1991 to 1995.    He served in the Brazilian Mission to the European Union (Brussels), where he followed the Mercosur-EU negotiations (1995-1999), and in the Brazilian Embassy to Germany (Bonn and Berlin), holding the economic portfolio (1999-2003). Upon returning to Brasília, he was Head of the Division (Director) for Services, Investment and Financial Policy (2003-2005) and of the Division for Extra-Regional Negotiations of Mercosur (2005-2007) at the Ministry of External Relations. From 2007 to July 2010, he served as   Deputy Chief of Mission at the Brazilian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. Since July 2010, he has been the Minister-Counselor at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, where he coordinates the portfolios of Economic and Trade Affairs, Science and Technology, Innovation, Energy and the Environment.  Minister Araújo has published two books on Mercosur and Brazilian trade policy, and three novels.


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