Mario Lopez De Leon, Jr., is the Philippine Consul General to New York, United States of America with concurrent jurisdiction over the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Consul General de Leon's previous foreign service postings included the following: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Philippine Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa with concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Angola, Republic of Botswana, Kingdom of Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Republic of Namibia, Kingdom of Swaziland, Republic of Zambia and Republic of Zimbabwe (February 2010-2011); Minister and Consul General, Philippine Embassy, London, United Kingdom (March 2000 - December 2006); Consul and Member, Investment Promotions Unit, Philippine Consulate General, New York (June 1993 - January 1997); Third Secretary then Second Secretary, Philippine Mission to the United Nations, New York (August 1990 - May 1993); Vice Consul, Philippine Consulate General, San Francisco (August 1989 - July 1990).
Prior to his assignment in South Africa, Consul General De Leon served as the Chief Coordinator of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs (September 2008 - January 2010) and Assistant Secretary of the Office of Fiscal Management (June 2009 - January 2010) at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.
Consul General De Leon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology (Honorable Mention) from the Ateneo de Manila University (1974). He also attended the Ateneo School of Business where he pursued his MBA.
He was most recently (February 12, 2013) honoured by the San Beda College Alumni Association with a Distinguished Bedan Award in Government Service. San Beda College was where he spent his primary school years, Grades 1 to 7.
He is married to Eleanor De Leon and has four daughters.