D. Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo became ambassador of Spain to the United States
on August 21, 2008. Dezcallar is a law graduate with a degree in
international studies from the Diplomatic School in Spain, and he joined
the Foreign Service in 1971.
He has served various postings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
including secretary in the Consular and Commercial Representation in
Warsaw (1972-74), secretary in the Consulate General in New York
(1974-78), secretary and later counselor at the Spanish Embassy in
Montevideo (1978-81), deputy general director of North Africa and the
Near and Middle East (1983-85), general director of foreign policy for
Africa and the Middle East (1985-93), general director of political
affairs (1993-96), and special mission ambassador for foreign policy and
common security (1996-97).