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Secretary-General of the
Organization of American States
Luis Almagro.jpg
Incumbent
Luis Almagro

since 26 May 2015 (2015-05-26)
Organization of American States
Style His Excellency
Residence Pan American Union Building
Seat
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Nominator Organization of American States
Appointer General Assembly
Term length 5 years
(renewable, traditionally limited to 2 terms)
Constituting instrument Organization of American States
Inaugural holder Alberto Lleras Camargo
Formation 1948; 73 years ago (1948)

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States is the person in charge of the OAS. This is a list of individuals who have served as Secretaries General:

List

# Period Name Country
1 1948–1954 Alberto Lleras Camargo  Colombia
2 1954 – 19 October 1955 Carlos Dávila
Died while in office
 Chile
3 1956–1968 José Antonio Mora  Uruguay
4 1968–1975 Galo Plaza  Ecuador
5 1975–1984 Alejandro Orfila  Argentina
6 1984–1994 João Clemente Baena Soares  Brazil
7 1994–2004 César Gaviria
Re-elected to a second term at the 1999 General Assembly
 Colombia
8 15 September 2004 – 15 October 2004 Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
Resigned
 Costa Rica
15 October 2004 – 26 May 2005 Luigi R. Einaudi (acting)  United States
9 26 May 2005 – 26 May 2015 José Miguel Insulza
Elected 2 May 2005 (see: OAS Secretary General election, 2005), re-elected on 24 March 2010
 Chile
10 26 May 2015 - present Luis Almagro  Uruguay
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