27 April 2017

The Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and King's Brazil Institute would like to invite members of the Chamber and KCL to attend a talk by the former British Ambassador to Brazil, Alex Ellis.

Places are limited. Please ensure to register in advance to avoid disappointment. 

This event is free for members of the Brazilian Chamber and King's College London.


Alex Ellis is currently the Director General at the Department for Exiting the European Union.  He was the British Ambassador to Brazil from July 2013 to January 2017 and did a short course at the King's Brazil Institute before taking up his post. 

Alex Ellis was Director for Strategy at the Foreign Office from January 2011 to April 2013. Previously he had spent time mainly in:

  • Brussels, as adviser to the President of the European Commission on energy, climate change, competition, development, trade and strategy; and before that in the UK Representation to the EU working successively on the negotiations to establish the euro, the seven year budget, then institutional issues including the Treaty of Nice
  • Portugal, as British Ambassador (2007-10) and previously on his first posting abroad

In between, he headed the EU and economic issues team in the British Embassy in Madrid and the Foreign Office’s team for the negotiations for the 2004 EU enlargement and EU/Turkey relations. He started his Foreign Office career as part of the team supporting the transition to multi-party democracy in South Africa, following the release of Nelson Mandela.