Wednesday, November 3, 2010

List of G20 Sherpas

sherpa-carrying-loadUPDATE - 29th October: This is a list of the G20 Sherpas - or most of them and it will be up-dated as new information comes in. If you can fill in some of the missing information, then email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
For those not familar with the term, a Sherpa is the President or Prime Minister's personal representative responsible for negotiating the outcome document at international events such as the G8 and G20. The Sherpa is usually a senior diplomat, civil servant or in some cases, politician. There are also Sous-Sherpas - usually a finance sous-sherpa and a foreign affairs sous-sherpa who report to the main Sherpa. There are also Yaks, but I am not sure what they are.

Most G8 countries, except Canada, have only one Sherpa who deals with both the G8 and G20 negotiations. Canada has one Sherpa for the G20 (more senior) and one for the G8.

G20/G8 Sherpa List
20th October  2010

Name & Position
ArgentinaSherpa: Mr Alfredo Chiaradía
Argentinian Ambassador to the US

Sous-Sherpa (Finance):
Ministro Hugo Javier Gobbi EXPOSITOR

AustraliaGordon de Brouwer
BrazilAmbassador Pedro Luiz Carneiro de Mendonça,
Undersecretary-General for Economic and Technological Affairs,
Louis Lévesque, Deputy Minister of International Trade

(G8 Sherpa: Gérald Cossette, Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
ChinaCui Tiankai
Vice-Foreign Minister
EUJoao Vale de Almeida
EU Chair
M. Levitte  - G8 Sherpa
M. Musca -  G20 sherpa
Delphine d’Amarzit  - sub Sherpa finances
C. Masset - sub Sherpa foreign affairs
GermanyMr. Jens Weidmann
IndiaDr Montek Ahluwalia
Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India & Sherpa for the G20 Summit
IndonesiaMr. Mahendra Siregar
Vice Minister of Trade
Ministry of Trade - Indonesia
ItalyBruno Archi
Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister
JapanYoichi Otabe
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MexicoAmbassador Lourdes Aranda
Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs
RussiaArkady Dvorkovich
Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Administration of the President of the Russian Federation,
Saudi ArabiaDr. Hamad Al Bazai
Vice Minister of Finance
South Africa
South KoreaChangyong RHEE
Presidential Committee for G-20 summit
TurkeyMr.Hakk? Akil, Ambassador, Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
United KingdomJon Cuncliffe
UK Sherpa and Prime Minister’s Advisor on Europe and Global Issues
United StatesMichael Froman
Deputy Assistant to the President and
Deputy National Security Advisor for
International Economic Affairs
UNJomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary General, United Nations Department for Social and Economic Affairs (DESA)
OECDMs. Gabriela Ramos
African Union

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