Yvan Gil Pinto
- Born on August 15th, 1972. In 1995 graduated as an Agricultural Engineer at the Central University of Venezuela, where he also got his Master degree in Agricultural Engineering, in 2003. He is Phd in Biological Sciences and Industrial Methods, from the Institut Agro Montpellier, France (2007). Ambassador Gil Pinto is married with two children. He is fluent in French and English.
- In 2007, he became President of the Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrícolas (INIA) (National Institute of Agricultural Research), which he led until 2012.
- In 2008, he joined the Faculty of Agriculture Sciences Department of Central University of Venezuela as Associated Professor in the Agricultural Mechanization.
- He was Vice-Minister for Agro-Productive Circuits, between 2008 and 2013.
- In two different periods, between 2013 and 2014, and between 2015 and 2016, he was Minister for People’s Power for Agriculture and Land. He was also President of Agropatria INC, between 2012 and 2014 and between 2015 and 2016.
- In 2014, he became vicepresident of the Cabinet of Ministers for Food Security and Food Sovereignty.
- In 2014, he was President of Agricultural Bank of Venezuela. During this year, but also in 2016, he led the Socialist Agricultural Development Corporation, as its President.
- Between 2016 and 2017, he became President of the Mixed Capital Enterprise Metal and Mechanical Corporation and Related Services.
- At the Ministry for People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, he was vice minister for Europe in two different periods, between 2017 and 2021 and between 2022 until the early days of 2023. In 2021,he was Ambassador / Head of Mission to the European Union, in Brussels.
- January 6th, 2023, he was appointed Minister for People’s Power for Foreign Affairs.
Graduated in International Studies from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), he is a young militant with an intense and committed career in public administration at the local, regional and national levels. He has served as General Secretary and Administrator in the Capital District Government. He is the director of International Affairs at the National Institute of People’s Power for Youth, where he later served as General Manager of Regions, in parallel with the responsibility of Vice Minister of Organization of the New Homeland of the Ministry of People’s Power for Youth. His outstanding youth work has been combined with the educational sector in his performance as Coordinator of International Affairs of the Ministry of Popular Power for Education, and, since 2017, as Vice-rector of Social Affairs and Citizen Participation of the National Experimental University of the Armed Forces ( Unefa).
In the diplomatic field, Peña has worked in the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela as Head of Unit in the Communicational Strategy Room attached to the Office of the Minister and, more recently, as Director of International Organizations in the Office of the Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs. His concern for the communicational fact has been constant in the political work, being a moderator of national radio programs such as Cambio Joven and Háblame Cloro, as well as a television host on Ideas para el debate, of the ANTV channel. In 2005 he received the Municipal Order of Journalism from the Zamora municipality, Miranda state, for the best youth radio program for his participation in Cambio Joven.
In August 2019 he is appointed as Vice Minister for Latin America of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Graduated from the School of International Studies, with a Postgraduate Degree in Human Rights, from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV). In 2011 he entered the XVII Course on Foreign Policy for Diplomats from Latin America and the Caribbean, at the “Matías Romero” Institute of Higher Diplomatic Studies of the Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico. Since 2004 he has developed his career in the field of Venezuelan foreign policy. He was Coordinator of the Caribbean Area; Coordinator of the Political and Bilateral Affairs Area; Coordinator of the Directorate of Monitoring, Analysis and Advice; and of the General Directorate of the Office of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations; Head of the Asia, Middle East and Oceania Unit of the Directorate of Monitoring, Analysis and Advisory; and International Analyst of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Since 2012 he has been appointed as Regional Ambassador for the Caribbean, Permanent Representative to the Caribbean Community, Association of Caribbean States, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and Caribbean Development Bank. In 2016 he was appointed as President of PDV-Caribe, S.A. subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), where he had the task of consolidating Venezuela’s energy cooperation with the region.
In February 2017, he was appointed as Vice Minister for the Caribbean of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Rubén Darío Molina
Born in Caracas on March 16, 1961. He is an Educator, mentioning Communication and Popular Culture from the “Simón Rodríguez” Experimental University.
He was Director of International Affairs and Liaison with the ILO of the Ministry of Popular Power, Labor and Social Security between 1999 and 2001.
Advisor to the Permanent Commission for Social Development of the National Assembly (2001-2002). He was a member of the National Border Commission in Representation of the Ministry of Popular Power for Labor and Social Security, from 2000 to 2002.
Member of the National Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents between 2000 and 2004.
He re-entered as Director of International Affairs and liaison with the ILO of the Ministry of Popular Power, Labor and Social Security, from March 2002 to March 2007.
In April 2007 he was director of Multilateral Affairs of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, and from November 2009 to November 2014 he served as Director General of the Office of Multilateral Affairs and Integration.
From November 2014 to July 25, 2018, he served as Vice Minister of Multilateral Issues of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations.
From June 25, 2018 to April 12, 2021, he assumed the Vice Ministry of Asia, the Middle East and Oceania of the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Relations.
From April 12, 2021 to date, he is President of the National Commission for Refugees (Conare).
He is a participating advisor in Inter-union Coordinators for the Defense of Labor Human Rights and Trade Union Workers.
He has spent 47 years of popular militancy in youth, cultural and parochial grassroots groups in the philosophy and political proposals for the construction of Liberation Theology. Participant and militant in revolutionary organizations.
Rubén Darío Molina again assumes the Vice Ministry for Multilateral Issues according to Official Gazette No. 42,226, of October 4, 2021.
Graduated in Latin American Studies from Rutgers University, United States of America, with Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, Brazil. In 2006 he began his career as an Advisor in the Office of the Vice Ministry for Europe and later in the Miranda International Center of Caracas as Coordinator of the Research Program on Regional Integration Agreements and Multilateral Agreements. At the same time, between 2005 and 2008, he served in the International Relations Directorate of the Ministry of Popular Power of the Office of the Presidency as an Advisor, and then as Coordinator of International Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From February 2008 to April 2010, he performs the work of Advisor in the Directorate of the Office of the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Relations, being later appointed as Counselor in Commission of Charge d’Affaires, as well as Minister Counselor in Commission in the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the Federative Republic of Brazil. From July 2014 to February 2017 he is Charge d’Affaires, and then Minister Counselor in Commission of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the United States of America.
In May 2018, he was appointed Vice Minister for North America of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Franklin Ramírez Araque
He was born in the city of Caracas on September 15, 1975. In 1995 he graduated from the School of Communications and Electronics of the National Armed Forces, he provided active service for 15 years in the Communications Weapon, going to the Active Reserve with the rank of Elderly.
In 2009 he obtained the degree of Systems Engineer at the Universidad Nacional Experimental de la Fuerza Armada (UNEFA). He has a Master's Degree in Public Management (2016) from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración – IESA.
As of 2010, he held various responsibilities within the Public Administration, starting at the Compañía Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela (Cantv), where he assumed the positions of General Manager of Services and Logistics, and General Manager of Public Institutions.
In 2014 he was appointed President of the Venezuelan Postal and Telegraphic Institute (Ipostel), holding this position until 2017, when he was appointed as Vice Minister of Eco- Mining Exploration and Investment of the Ministry of Popular Power for Ecological Mining Development. In addition, in 2018, he assumed the Vice Presidency of the Venezuelan Mining
In 2019, Vice Minister Ramírez was appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the Republic of Belarus by President Nicolás Maduro Moros.
Recently, on January 27, 2023, he was appointed as Vice Minister for Europe of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations.
Tatiana Pugh Moreno
She is an Agricultural Engineer graduated from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), with a postgraduate degree in Plant Breeding and a PhD in Phyto-genetic Resources and Biological Interactions from the University of Montpellier II. She started in 1993 as a professor and researcher at UCV in the Faculty of Agronomy, and later continued as Deputy Minister of Development of Agroproductive and Agri-food Circuits at the Ministry of Popular Power for Agriculture and Lands (MAT) from 2006 to 2008. She then assumed the position of Dean of the Socialist School of Tropical Agriculture (ESAT). She also extensively participated as Coordinator of the Doctorate in Agricultural Plant Biotechnology, and was a member of the Promoter Committee and Board of Directors of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Venezuela (ACAV). She was also the President of the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA).
Since December 2019, she held the position of Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
In January 2023, she was introduced as the new Deputy Minister for Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania.
Graduated from the School of Philosophy of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV). With an intense political activity, he has had an important role in public positions, being appointed in 2004 as Vice Minister of Communication Strategy of the Ministry of Popular Power for Communication and Information, and in 2005 as Minister in that same institution during the government of Commander Hugo Chávez. Later he became part of the Ministry of Popular Power for Interior Relations and Justice, as Vice Minister of Interior Relations during the 2006-2007 period. He has a fruitful work in the area of Communication, being Vice President of Nueva Televisora del Sur (Telesur) in the period 2007-2008. He is subsequently appointed President of Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), a position he held twice, in the periods 2008-2010 and 2013-2015. He has served as Vice Minister of Industry Planning and President of the Corporation of Intermediate Industries of Venezuela (Corpivensa), during the years 2010-2013. He was appointed as Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in January 2016.
In November 2017, he was appointed Vice Minister for Africa of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Graduated in Sociology from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV). She served as Vice Minister of Communication Management in the Ministry of People’s Power for Communication and Information between 2011 and 2013. She was General Director of the General Directorate of the Vice Presidency of the Republic until 2014. From January to June 2014, she served as Vice Minister of University Education of the Ministry of Popular Power for University Education. She then served as Vice Minister for Social and Institutional Planning of the Ministry of People’s Power for Planning until December 2014. In August 2018, she was appointed Director for the Coordination of Culture and Solidarity with the Peoples of the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Relations.
On September 16, 2020, she was appointed as Vice Minister of International Communication of the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Relations.