Ambassador Carlos D. Sorreta is the Philippine Ambassador to Russia. Prior to this, he was Director-General of the Foreign Service Institute.
He was Special Assistant to the President and several Secretaries of Foreign Affairs. He was Assistant Secretary for American Affairs and has headed the Treaty, Southeast Asia, United States, and Pacific divisions.
He was the Deputy Permanent Representative at the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York. He was also the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Philippine Embassy in Washington.
At the UN, he Chaired the Special Committee on the Charter, was Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Disarmament and International Security, and Vice-President of the Disarmament Commission. He has appeared before the International Court of Justice for the Philippines in the Advisory Opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons.
Ambassador Sorreta has specialized training in international law and diplomacy, including a UN Fellowship in International Law at Columbia Law School and the Hague Academy of International Law External Program. Ambassador Sorreta was on the faculty of several colleges and universities in the Philippines. He has a law degree from the University of the Philippines.