Tuesday, 18 May 2021, Madrid, Kingdom of Spain: The Spanish Council of Ministers assented to the appointment of Ernesto de Zulueta y Habsburgo-Lorena to the newly created post of ‘Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Transformation’ at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (MAEUEC).
Zulueta was born on 7 July 1961 in New York, USA. He holds a degree in Sociology, and entered the diplomatic service in 1987. He has been posted to the Spanish diplomatic representations in the Russian Federation, the United Nations, Uruguay and Singapore. He was also Technical Advisor to the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Director General for Andean Community Countries.
In 2007 he was appointed Consul General of Spain in Dakar (Senegal), and in 2010 he was dispatched in the capacity of Deputy Head of Mission at the Spanish Embassy in Warsaw, Poland. In January 2012 he was appointed Director General for North America, Asia and the Pacific and between June 2015 and June 2020 he was Ambassador of Spain to the Republic of Peru. Until recently he was serving as advisory member of the Technical Cabinet of the Undersecretariat.
Ernesto de Zulueta is a son of the late Spanish ambassador Eduardo de Zulueta y Dato, and Archduchess Renata of Austria-Teschen, Princess of Altenburg. His grandfather Ernesto de Zulueta e Isasi also served as Spanish top diplomat, and the latter’s grandfather was Spanish Prime Minister Eduardo de Zulueta e Iradier. His mother’s paternal grandfather was Archduke Karol Stefan of Austria-Teschen, a brother of Spanish Queen Maria Christina, consort to King Alfonso XII and mother to King Alfonso XIII of Spain.
For further information :
Spanish Foreign Ministry: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/Paginas/inicio.aspx
Ambassador at large Ernesto de Zulueta: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernesto_de_Zulueta