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Ambassador Juraj CHMIEL

 Curriculum vitae

Ambassador Juraj Chmiel

Date and place of birth: 16 August 1960, Budapest, Hungary

University Education:

1979 –1984  Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Oriental and African Department, PhDr. (M.A.) in African and Oriental Studies

Internal research assistantship at the Slovak Academy of Sciences (defense of the candidate dissertation 1992/CSc.)

Research fellowships:

University in Addis Abeba – three short-time research fellowships (1988-1991)

School of Oriental and African Studies, London – Masaryk´s scholarship and lecture activity (1991-1992

Career History:

From 2014/IX Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic in Hungary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

2013/XII - 2014/VIII Ministry of Foreign Affairs Special Envoy for EU External Dimension

2012 2013/XI - Consultant on external relations, energy policy, renewable sources of energy, food security, etc. for various institutions and organizations

2010 2011 - Ministry of Agriculture  - Deputy Minister, responsible for Common EU Agriculture and Fisheries Policy, external affairs, rural development, development cooperation, environment and renewable sources of energy, Member of the National Energy Board

2009 - 2010 - Minister for European Affairs, Czech Republic Government, Member of the National Security Council

2008 2009Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Fiji Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Republic of Vanuatu and Cook Islands

2007- 2008 - Office of the Government of the Czech Republic - Acting Section Director, Section of the Prime Minister for Defense, Security and Foreign Policy

1992 - 2007 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs -

- 2006/IX- 2007/IV Policy Planning Department, MFA, Director

- 2005/XII -2006/IX Policy Planning Department, MFA, Senior Officer

- 2005/I - 2005/XII Parental leave, research

- 2003/III-2005/I Middle East and Africa Department, MFA, Senior Officer

- 1999/X-2003/III Embassy of the Czech Republic in Nigeria, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (accreditations for Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Niger)

- 1996/I-1999/X Embassy of the Czech Republic in Nigeria, Head of the Embassy, charge d affaires (responsibility for Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Niger)

- 1994/VIII-1996/I Department of sub-Saharan Africa, MFA, Senior Desk Officer

- 1993/III-1994/VIII UNOSOM Somalia, Political Affairs Officer and Acting Officer in Charge (Kismayo AOR, Belet Weyne AOR)

- 1992/VIII-1993/III Department of sub-Saharan Africa, MFA, Desk Officer

Languages: Czech, Slovak, English, Hungarian

Married, 2 children