Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil


Manuel Innocencio de Lacerda Santos Jr. is a career Brazilian Diplomat having entered the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1974. Since that time, he has served in Bonn, Hong Kong, Prague, Baghdad, Toronto, Kinshasa, São Tomé, and Faro (Portugal). In Brazil, he has served in various positions: the Ceremonial Branch, Cabinet of the Minister of State for External Relations, Presidency of the Republic, Head of the West Africa Division, Head of the Division of Central Asia, and as an Advisor for International Affairs in the Ministry of Social Welfare. He has also taught Ceremonial and Protocol at the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy. Before he arrived in Canberra, he served as Consul-General in Faro, Portugal, and as Ambassador to São Tomé e Príncipe, Indonesia and ASEAN. Ambassador Manuel Innocencio de Lacerda Santos Jr. was posted to Canberra as the Brazilian Ambassador-Designate to the Commonwealth of Australia on 4th January 2016, and presented his credentials to the Governor-General of Australia on 24 February 2016.