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Ambassador of the Czech Republic

Ambassador has started his diplomatic mission September 1st, 2014

Ivo Šilhavý

Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth:          10 January 1962

Place of Birth:         Czech Republic, Prague

Marital Status:        Married (two daughters)



1983 – 1988 Charles University Prague, Faculty of  Science



1989-1991     Researcher, Czech Institute for Nature Conservation, Prague

1991-1995            Executive Director of Greenpeace Czechoslovakia, Prague


Office of the President Vaclav Havel

1996-1998     Advisor for European Affairs

1998-1999     Deputy Head of Mission, Czech Embassy, London, UK

1999-2000    Foreign Policy Advisor

2000-2001  Secondee at the British FCO, London, UK

2001-2002    Foreign Policy Advisor

2002-2003   Deputy Director of the Political Department


Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2003-2004  Coordinator for Reconstruction of Iraq

2004-2005  Head of the Middle East Department

2005-2006  Advisor to the First Deputy Minister

2006-2008  Ambassador-at-Large for Migration Issues

2008-2012    Head of the Representative Office in Ramallah, Palestinian Territories

2012-2014     Ministry of Foreign Affairs

since 2014     Ambassador to Pristina, Kosovo


Other responsibilities:

2003-2008   Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forum 2000 Foundation, Prague

Since 2003   Member of the Board of Directors of Forum 2000 Foundation, Prague


Languages:            English, French