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Martin Povejšil

Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the EU
Ambassador

 

Ambassador Martin Povejšil took up the post of the Czech Permanent Representative to the EU on 3 September 2012. Prior to that, he served as the Czech Ambassador to NATO since August 2009.

Dr. Povejšil was born in 1961. He graduated from the Palacký University in Olomouc with a doctorate in modern philology and linguistics. He joined the then Czechoslovak foreign service shortly after political changes in his country in 1990. Throughout his career, Ambassador Povejšil has held a variety of senior posts in the Czechoslovak and Czech Ministries of Foreign Affairs as well as in diplomatic missions abroad. His professional portfolio has comprised development issues and bilateral relations as well as European and security affairs and multilateral diplomacy.

Ambassador Povejšil is married and has three daughters and a son. He speaks English, Spanish, German, Russian and French.

Contact:
tel.: +32 2 2139 114
e-mail: martin_povejsil(at)mzv.cz

Dates and facts:  
1976-1980 Grammar School, Prague
1980-1981 State Library, Prague - librarian
1981-1987 Philosophical Faculty, Palacký University Olomouc, Modern Philology (English, Spanish)
1987-1989 translator and interpreter
1990-1991 Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, Latin American Department
1991-1992 Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, Head of the Latin American Department
1991-1992 Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, Director General, Division Asia, Africa and Latin America
1993 Ambassador with Special Mission to promote Czech candidacy to non-permanent membership in the Security Council of the UN
1993-1994 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Director General, Division Asia, Africa and Latin America
1994-1998 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Chile
1998-2000 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Director General, Division Europe
2000 Advisor to the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chief Negotiator of the Accession of the Czech Republic to the EU
2000-2004 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Spain and Andorra
2004-2005 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Director General – Europe
2005-2009 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Political Director
2009-2012 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to NATO
since 3 September 2012 Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the EU

 

Languages: English, Spanish, German, Russian and French
Family: married, four children

 

Foto: Sander De Wilde