Leandro Fernández-Suárez: Argentine consul general builds bridges to South Florida
Written by Jesse Scheckner on March 19, 2019
As consul general and director of the General Consulate and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic in Miami, Leandro Fernández-Suárez serves and represents the world’s largest Spanish-speaking nation by area and its citizens in Florida, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.
A career diplomat and administrator with a lively, cordial disposition, Mr. Fernández-Suárez assumed his post in September after serving two years as Argentina’s director of South America, a job he took after a seven-year stint in Peru.
Being a good diplomat, he said, comes down to one key skill: the ability to connect with people.
“One of the most important parts of [the] job – and it doesn’t matter where you are posted – is to connect, to create bridges between Argentina, the country you are in and [its] people,” he said. “[That includes] not only working with the government or state but also civil society, [having] the opportunity to let them know more about Argentina [and] the opportunities it presents to the world.”
Mr. Fernández-Suárez sat down with Miami Today reporter Jesse Scheckner. The interview, recorded by Jahmoukie Dayle, can be found Friday at http://bit.ly/2UdTyGr.
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