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    Born in Caracas, on May 29th 1974 Mr. Porras Ponceleón was Vice Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela and Chief of Staff of Minister Nicolás Maduro from 2007 to 2013. He was a Vice Minister of Higher Education of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, from 2005 to 2007. As such, he was the General Coordinator of the Cuba-Venezuela General Agreement for the Educational Sector. He was, simultaneously, appointed Vice President of the Bolivarian University of Venezuela in May 2005. Member of the Board of the CVG (Venezuelan Corporation of Guayana), the second largest State –run industry and energy holding. From February 2004 to March 2005, he was the Chief of Staff of Amb. Jesús Arnaldo Pérez, the Venezuelan Former Foreign Minister. He was also appointed Director General for International Policy. First Secretary of the Venezuelan Embassy in Paris, France, from September 2002 to February 2004. During 2001-2002, he was an International Policy Advisor in President Hugo Chávez’s Staff. Before joining the Venezuelan Public Sector, he was an Assistant to the Literary Director of the prestigious French publisher Editions Grasset et Fasquelle. He was a member of the team in charge of publishing the French version of outstanding authors such as Umberto Eco or Gabriel García Márquez. As a PhD candidate, he worked as an Assistant to the Mayor of the 10th District of the City of Paris, Dr. Tony Dreyfus. Mr. Porras Ponceleón holds a PhD Degree in Political Science, by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales (Paris, France). He holds a Master in Public Administration (MPA), by the French Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He belongs to the Léopold Sédar Senghor promotion of the ENA. He holds a Master degree in Political Science and Law, by the Université de Paris 2, Panthéon-Assas. He holds a Bachelor Cum Laude degree in History, by the Université de Paris 1, Panthéon –Sorbonne. He is graduate of the Institute d’ Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po.)