Luís Fernando Serra was born on 4 December 1949 in Rio de Janeiro, where he graduated in Law from the University of the State of Guanabara (now the State University of Rio de Janeiro).
In 1972, he was admitted to the National Competition for Entry into the Diplomatic Career and attended the Rio Branco Institute, a compulsory diplomatic school for all Brazilian career diplomats. In Brasilia, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or Itamaraty, Mr. de Andrade Serra worked in the Border, South America and West Africa Divisions, as well as in the Internal Control Secretariat and the Secretariat for Relations with the Legislative Branch. He has also served as an international advisor to the Ministry of Communications and the National Telecommunications Agency. Abroad, Mr Serra served as Secretary at the Brazilian Embassies in Chile and the Vatican, as Counsellor at the Embassy in Paris, and as Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassies in Tunisia, the Soviet Union, Vietnam and Germany. Between 2006 and 2011, he was Brazil’s ambassador to Ghana and, cumulatively, to Burkina Faso; between 2011 and 2016, Brazil’s ambassador to Singapore; and between 2016 and 2018, Brazil’s ambassador to South Korea. In July 2019, he was appointed Brazilian Ambassador to France and Monaco.