Estanislao Angel Zawels was born in Buenos Aires in 1954 and earned his degree (BA. Economics) at the University of Poitiers, France, in 1973, before going on to earn his BSc. Economics degree at the University of Buenos Aires’ Faculty of Economic Sciences in 1984. He joined the Argentine Foreign Service in 1985, serving in the Argentine Mission to the United Nations and the Argentine Mission to the United Kingdom.
He has served at the Argentine MFA since 2009 as Director for Economic Negotiations with the EU, Director for Asia and Oceania and Director General for International Organisations. A professor of the course ‘Introduction to International Relations’ at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina’s Faculty of Political Sciences, he is also a professor of the University of Buenos Aires’ Faculty of Law and a professor of International Relations at the Catholic University of Salta. A Consulting member of CARI (Argentine Council for International Relations), he has published numerous articles and books. Alongside his native Spanish, Ambassador Zawels speaks English and French, while his hobbies include sailing and fly fishing.