António Gamito

Position and Company: Executive Director | North-South Centre of the CoE
Country: Portugal

António Gamito is the Executive Director of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe since September 2016.

Among his many assignments abroad, António has served in the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (1994-1998), in the Observation Mission to the Referendum in East Timor (1999), in the Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels (1998-2001), in the Embassy at Washington DC (2004-2009) and in Algiers as Portuguese Ambassador to Algeria from 2013 to 2016.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he served as Head of Division for Special and Political Affairs (2001), Chief of Staff of the Political Director (2002), Special Envoy for the Minister of Foreign Affairs to Iraq (2003), Director of the Americas Department (2009-2010) and Director General for Consular Affairs and Portuguese Communities (2010-2013).