Ana Maria Pellon Saez

Director of Cultural Industries and Services, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cuba.
Republic of Cuba
Date of Birth: March 9, 1962. Degree in International Political Relations. She was a student and youth leader in Cuba and later President of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Students (OCLAE). Representative and speaker on behalf of Cuban youth in the XL period of sessions of the United Nations General Assembly during 1985, declared "International Year of Youth".

She was Director of the Tricontinental Magazine of the Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL). She has held various positions in the Ministry of Culture of Cuba, among them Director of International Relations, Director of the Casa del ALBA Cultural and Director of Cultural Industries and Services.

She has participated in multiple international events and forums, including:

  • International Congresses Culture and Development.
  • Forums of Ministers of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Ibero-American Meetings of Ministers of Culture and Heads of Cultural Policies.
  • World Social Forum held in Caracas.
  • World Meeting of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity held in Caracas in 2004.
  • Invited to the XVI World Festival of Youth and Students held in Venezuela.
  • International Meeting "Dialogue of Civilizations".
  • Event against Terrorism held in Havana.
  • Support in the organization and development of the 14th Summit Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement.
  • Organization of the V ALBA-TCP Summit and the Meeting of Social Movements, held in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, in April 2006.
  • Participation in the Meeting of Ministers of Culture of the ALBA countries held in July 2007 in Nicaragua, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Sandinista Popular Revolution.
  • Participation in the Meeting of Senior Officials of Culture, preparatory to the X Ibero-American Conference on Culture, held in Portugal.
  • Participation in the X Ibero-American Conference of Ministers of Culture held in Chile in July 2007.
  • He founded the Mission Cultura Corazón Adentro in Venezuela, as part of Cuba's collaboration with that country in the social area.
  • She was Coordinator of the Cuban Chapter of the Network In Defense of Humanity.