Harold forsyth.jpg

Lima, Peru, May 27th, 1951

Married with María Verónica Sommer Mayer, three children:

Desirée (1978), Harold (1981), George (1982)

Primary and High School Studies:

Champagnat School (Lima – Peru)

University  Studies:        

Journalism - Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

International Relations-Diplomacy - Diplomatic Academy of Peru

Academic Titles:               

Journalist | Diplomat | Licensed in International Relations

Posts Undertaken:            

  • Third Secretary of  the Embassy of Peru in Chile (1977–1978)

  • Second Secretary and Charge d` Affairs a.i. of Peru to the People`s Republic of Bulgaria (1978 – 1979)

  • Second Secretary of Peru of the Embassy of Peru in Venezuela (1980-1982)

  • Chief of Cabinet  of the Permanent Secretary of the Latin-American Economic System of (SELA) (1982 – 1984)

  • First Secretary, Chief of Evaluation and Control of the Diplomatic Academy of Peru (1984 – 1985)

  • Under Director of Latin-American Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru (1986)

  • Counsellor of the Embassy of Peru in Canada (1987-1989)

  • Minister- Counsellor of the Embassy of Peru in the Federal Republic of Germany (1990–1992)

  • Founding member of The Democratic Forum and of the Civil Association of Electoral Verification “Transparency”

  • International Observer of the elections of Colombia (May 1994), Mexico (August 1994), Guatemala (November 1995), Nicaragua (October 1996), Colombia (1998)

  • Elected Congressman of the Republic of Peru for the period  1995 – 2000

  • Member of the Committee of Defense, Internal Control and Intelligence of the Congress of the Republic (1995–2000)

  • Member of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Congress of the Republic  (1995-2000)

  • Consultant  of the General Secretariat of the Andean Community of Nations  (2000-2001)

  • Ambassador in the Diplomatic Service of the Republic of Peru

  • Ambassador of Peru to Colombia (2001-2004)

  • Ambassador of Peru to Italy (2004-2006)

  • Concurrent Ambassador of Peru to San Marino and Turkey (2005-2006)

  • Permanent Representative of Peru to The International Organizations with headquarters in Rome :

    • Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO)

    • International Fund for  Agricultural Development  ( IFAD )

    • World Food Program(WFP) (2004-2006)

  • Vice Minister Secretary General of Foreign Affairs of Peru (2006)

  • Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru (2006-2009)

  • Ambassador of Peru to the People’s Republic of China (2009-2011)


  • Association of the Diplomatic Service of Peru

  • Founders of the Independence Society, Victors the 2nd of May of 1866 and Qualified Defenders of the Motherland.

  • Bolivarian Society of Colombia

  • Sanmartinian Institute of Peru

  • Club “Regatas” Lima

  • Alianza Lima Club

  • Phoenix Club


  • Author of the book “Conversation with Javier Pérez de Cuéllar” (2001)

  • Director of the Radio Program “Convocatoria”, CPN Radio (1996) and 1160FM (2000)

  • Director of the TV Show “Electoral Pulse” Red Global TV (2001)

  • Director of the TV Show “Vox Pópuli” RBC TV (2008-2009)

  • Commentator in the weekly “Caretas”

  • Director of Le Monde diplomatique (Peruvian edition) (2007-2009) 


  • Order “ Francisco de Miranda”, Third Class (Venezuela -1973)

  • Order “Río Branco”, Knight (Brazil - 1975) 

  • Merit Order with Star, Knight Commander (Federal Republic of Germany – 1993)

  • Merit Order of  Bernardo O’Higgins, Grand Cross (Chile -2001)

  • Order  “Francisco de Miranda”, First Class.  (Venezuela -2003)                                              

  • Peruvian Cross for Naval Merit - Peru (2003)

  • Order of the Congress of Colombia (2004) Senate of the Republic of Colombia 

  • Order of the Democracy “Simón Bolívar”, Grand Cross (2004) Chamber of Representatives of Colombia

  • Order of San Carlos, Grand Cross (2004) – Colombia  

  • Order  “Estrella de la Solidaridad Italiana”, First Class (2006)

  • Merit Order for Distinguished Service, Grand Cross  (2006) Peru

  • Order José Gregorio Paz Soldán, Grand Cross (2006) Peru