Hernán Escudero Martínez is an Ecuadorian diplomat and professor. He was born in Quito, Ecuador (5 May 1946.) Escudero has occupied several high ranking positions in international diplomacy including being the first Executive Secretary of OLADE, Deputy Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in New York City, Ambassador of Ecuador to the Republic of Peru and Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations and the WTO in Geneva. He holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Escudero has been awarded the Order of the Sun of Peru and the Order of Bernardo O'Higgins both in the degree of Grand Cross.