Ambassador Armando Raúl Patiño Alvístur has been appointed as the new Chair for PERUPEC. Ambassador Patiño is also appointed as Director of APEC and Specialized Fora with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Peru. He takes over from Mr Luis Romero, Acting Chair of PERUPEC.
Ambassador Patiño has been in the Peruvian foreign service for many years. His past positions include Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Cuba in 2008 and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Singapore.