Last Saturday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Álvarez, confirmed the passing of the Dominican ambassador to Canada, Frank Hans Dannenberg, expressing sorrow for this loss. Available information suggests that Dannenberg suffered a heart attack in Montreal, Canada, leading to his demise.
Appointed by President Luis Abinader in July of this year through Decree 308-23, Hans Dannenberg assumed the role of extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Canada. His career in the Foreign Service began in 2006 when he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as reported by the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada.
During his tenure as ambassador in India, Dannenberg played an active role in various countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Mauritius. Later, while representing the Dominican Republic in Russia, his responsibilities expanded to nations such as Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia. From 2015 to 2020, he served as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in India, earning recognition for his performance.
Beyond his diplomatic career, Dannenberg made significant contributions in the Ministry of Tourism, leading strategic projects related to cruises, airlines, and international marketing, with a focus on Russia, Central Asia, and North America. In the private sector, through the Puerto Plata Hotels Association, he worked to promote the Dominican North Coast. Additionally, his involvement with companies like Allegro Resorts and APA International Airlines strengthened intergovernmental and commercial relations.
On December 23, 2023, the media outlet Diario Libre reported the ambassador’s passing. For further details, the full article can be accessed at the following link: Dominican Ambassador to Canada, Frank Hans Danenberg, Passes Away