H.E. Isabel Cristina de Azevedo Heyvaert graduated from the University of Brasilia in 1976 with a degree in business administration, followed by a degree in international relations from the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ “Rio Branco Institute”.
From 1987 to 1990 she served as Second Secretary at the Brazilian Embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and in 1990 she was appointed Consul at the Consulate General in Milan, Italy.
In 2000 Ms Heyvaert was the First Secretary in Maputo, Mozambique, and from 2001 to 2005 she served as the First Secretary at the Embassy of Brazil in Lisbon, Portugal.
From 2005 to 2007 she was Counsellor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and between 2007 and 2009 Ms Heyvaert was Counsellor of the Brazilian Delegation to the ONU in New York.
Prior to her arrival in Serbia, she served for five years as ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union Commission.
Launched in December 2015 by the Belgrade Initiative for Digital and Public Diplomacy ( BIDD), the Diplomatic Portal is a gateway to easily accessible information and certain online facilities at the service of diplomatic missions, consular posts and international organizations in Serbia.
It aims to be an important information channel from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Diplomatic Missions providing, thus, an increased interaction among the members of the Diplomatic Corps, and serving as a platform for connecting diplomats accredited to Belgrade. . In this newly updated version of the Diplomatic Portal 2015, you will also find information about the latest news from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomatic news from the embassies and international organizations, relating to a vast array of diverse events such as seminars, workshops, film festivals, sport tournaments or concerts that are of relevance to the Diplomatic Corps in Belgrade as well as the information on National Days celebrated by the foreign embassies in Belgrade and the presentation of credentials.