Luis Almagro Lemes

Secretary General, Organization of American States


Luis Almagro Lemes serves as the 10th Secretary General of the Organization of American States. A career diplomat, he also served as Foreign Minister of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015. In addition, he was elected Senator in October 2014. He also served as Ambassador to China for five years, after occupying senior diplomatic posts of his country and in the Embassies of Uruguay in Germany and Iran. In 2014, Foreign Policy magazine named him a ”Leading Global Thinker“—one of only 10 decision makers in the world who have been granted this international distinction. He is a lawyer by profession.