New ambassador to London
05 August 2017
Susana de la Puente is to be the new Peruvian ambassador to London. Her appointment was confirmed in El Peruano, the official gazette, on 29 July. She comes from an illustrious elite family, her father having been a government minister and her (maternal) grandfather the founder of the Banco Wiese.
Herself formerly a prominent banker with JP Morgan, she has also been head of the Lima’s Club Empresarial, director of Telefónica, advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and director of the Instituto Peruano de Administración de Empresas (IPAE). She is also associated with a number of philanthropic causes connected to the promotion of women in public life.
She was a keen supporter of President Kuczynski in last year’s presidential election.
She replaces Claudio de la Puente (no direct relative) who the day before the announcement hosted a magnificent 28 July celebration aboard the Peruvian Navy’s four-masted tall ship and training vessel, the Unión, in the port of London.