NATO Permanent Representative of Spain

Pablo Benavides Orgaz

2004 - 2008

Born in Madrid (Spain) on July 6, 1949.

1971 Law Degree, graduated in Business & Administration Studies (ICADE, Madrid).
1970-1973 Lecturer in Theory of the State and Constitutional Law, Faculty of Political Sciences (Madrid).
1976 Diplomatic School. Joins the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
1977-1979 Secretary, Embassy of Spain in Sweden.
1980-1981 Secretary, Embassy of Spain in Senegal.
1982 International Security and Disarmament Affairs, MFA.
1983 Deputy Director of the Private Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
1984 Deputy Chief of Mission, Spanish Delegation to the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe (Stockholm).
1985-1986 Counsellor, Spanish Permanent Mission to the United Nations (New York).
1987-1989 Deputy Director General for European Political Co-operation, MFA.
1990 Deputy Political Director, MFA.
1991-1992 Ambassador of Spain to the Republic of Libya.
1993-1995 Ambassador of Spain to the Republic of Hungary.
1996 Advisor to the Undersecretary, MFA.
1997-2001 Spanish Deputy Permanent Representative, UNESCO.
2002-2004 Chairman of the Higher Council of Foreign Affairs, MFA.

Decorations

1987 Commander of the Order of Civil Merit.
1983 Officer of the Order of Isabel the Catholic.
1990 Commander of the Order of Isabel the Catholic.
Order of Trishakti-Patta of Nepal, Fourth Class.
Grand-Cross of the Order Francisco de Miranda, First Class, Republic of Venezuela.
Cross with the Star of the Order of Merit, Republic of Hungary.
Grand-Cross of the Order of Merit with Stars, Republic of Hungary.