HJAYCEELYN M. QUINTANA
Ambassador of the Philippines to the United Arab Emirates
Ambassador Quintana is a career diplomat. She served in the Philippine diplomatic missions in Beijing, Washington, DC, Dublin, Muscat, and now Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Prior to her appointment as Ambassador to the UAE, she was Assistant Secretary in charge of the Office of the Middle East and Africa Affairs at the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.
Amb. Quintana has a BA Political Science and Master in International Relations degrees from the University of the Philippines. She also has a Master of International Public Policy degree from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. She took Diplomatic Studies in Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
She assumed as Ambassador to the UAE in August 2018 and made it her top priority to expand Phillippine-UAE relations in many different fields of cooperation.