Consul General assumes office in Milan
Mrs. Bernadette Therese C. Fernandez arrived in Milan on Friday, 17 January 2020, to assume her position as the new Consul General of the Philippine Consulate General in Milan (Milan PCG), Italy. She succeeded Consul General Irene Susan B. Natividad, who completed her tour-of-duty last 07 October 2019.
Prior to her assignment in Milan PCG, Consul General Fernandez served as the Deputy Consul General at the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto, Canada. She was Minister and Consul General at the Philippine Embassy in London (2006 – 2012) and Second Secretary and Consul at the Philippine Embassy in Beijing (1997 – 2003).
In Manila, she was Executive Director and Acting Assistant Secretary at the Office of UN and International Organizations (2014 – 2016), Director at the Office of European Affairs (2013 – 2014), Acting Director and Director at the Office of Personnel and Administrative Services (2003 – 2006) and as Assistant Director and Acting Director at the Office of Asia-Pacific Affairs (1997).
Consul General Fernandez obtained her degree in Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology at the Ateneo de Manila University.
She is married to fellow diplomat Atty. Francisco Noel Fernandez, currently the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. They have two (2) children.
Consul General Bernadette Therese C. Fernandez (middle, seated) with the personnel of the Philippine Consulate General in Milan (Milan PCG) and the attached agencies (POLO/OWWA, SSS and Pag-IBIG Fund) at the Consulate in Viale Stelvio 71, on Friday, 17 January 2020.