Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador


Juan Salazar Sancisi currently holds the position of Ambassador of Ecuador to the Commonwealth of Australia and is concurrent with the Governments of New Zealand and the Republic of Fiji. Prior to this, he held several high-ranking positions including Ambassador of Ecuador in the Russian Federation, Japan, France and Hungary; and, concurrent with the Philippines, Indonesia and Bulgaria. 

Ambassador Salazar has also held several posts in International Organizations, including Permanent Alternate Representative to the UN, UNIDO, and IAEA. Delegate to other conferences SELA, ECLAC, OPEC, and OPEC - Fund, OAS, UNDP and various environmental forums. In his home country he held high level positions in the Chancellery of Ecuador, among them Undersecretary for Multilateral Political Affairs, Executive Director of the Ecuadorian Institute for International Cooperation, Director of Economic Studies, Head of Diplomatic Protocol and Ceremony in the Presidency of the Republic, Adviser to the Undersecretary for Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Ambassador Salazar Sancisi graduated in Economics and has a Masters in International Economic Law and Integration Law. He has specific expertise in the areas of Economics, Integration, International Cooperation, and Environment. 

His Academic activities include: Professor of "International Negotiations and Conflict Resolution", "Economic Integration of Asia and Africa" and "Protocol and Etiquette" at the International University of Ecuador and University Andina. Lecturer at the Institute of Higher National Studies (IAEN) Quito, the Diplomatic Academy of Ecuador, the War Academy and several universities and national institutions. Member of the Directory of the Ecuadorian Center for International Studies - CEEI - of the International University.

He is author of numerous publications including “Banana Production and Marketing”, “The Panama Canal and its Impact within the National Economy”, and “A Global Solution to the Problems of the Middle East”.