Ambassador Fernando Antonio Grillo Rubiano, presented his Letters of Credence to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on April 7, 2021.
Ambassador Grillo holds a Law degree from the University of the Andes (Bogota, Colombia) and specialized in Constitutional Law at the Centre for
Constitutional Studies and Political Science (Madrid, Spain), as well as in Family Law at the University Externado (Bogota, Colombia).
Ambassador Grillo has extensive experience in the public service, mainly in matters related to the strengthening and modernization of the Colombian State. From 2018 to March 2021, he was the Director of the Administrative Department of Public Service. He is the current representative of Colombia to the Latin American Centre for Public Administration and Development (CLAD) and presides its council since 2018.
He served as Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of Colombia to the
Government of the Republic of Ghana between 2016 and 2018, and Counsellor at the Colombian Embassy to the Swiss Confederation from 2009 to 2013. He was also a Law professor at the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia.