Mauricio Montalvo is currently the Ambassador of Ecuador to Australia.
Ambassador Montalvo is a senior career diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He entered to the Ecuadorian Foreign Service as Third Secretary in 1982 and continued his career in different posts locally and oversees. He was promoted to the rank of Ambassador in 2005.
He has served overseas as Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva (2006-2011), Deputy Head of Mission at the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO in Paris (1996-2001), First Secretary at the Permanent Mission to United Nations in New York (1990-1992) and Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission to OAS in Washington DC (1987-1989).
At the Ministry, he was most recently Under-Secretary for International Cooperation (2018-2019), Under-Secretary for Multilateral Affairs (2011-2014) and Under-Secretary for International Organizations (2005-2006). Previously and during several years he served as Coordinator, Director General, Spokesperson and Diplomatic Officer.