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Ambassador Jakub Karfík took over his duties

On 26 May 2020, Jakub Karfik presented the Letters of credence to the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakerallopoulou, accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Hellenic Republic.


Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth:               July 23, 1959

Place of Birth:              Prague, Czech Republic                            

Marital Status:             Married

Languages:                   English, Arabic, Russian

Education:

9/1980 – 6/1985         Charles University Prague, Faculty of Philosophy, Cuneiform Studies,
                                        Arabic Language and Literature                          

1988                               PhDr. (Classical Arabic Literature, Charles University, Prague)

Professional career:

10/1985 – 9/1986        Military service

10/1986 – 2/1994        Curator, National Musem Prague

3/1994 – 8/1995          Director, Oriental Art Collection, National Gallery Prague

8/1995                            joined the diplomatic service                                                  

11/1995 – 9/1999         Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to
                                         the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

10/1999 – 12/2000     Director General, Section of American, Asian and African Countries

1/2001 – 5/2002         Director General, Section of Bilateral Relations

5/2002 – 9/2006        Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to
                                         the Arab Republic of Egypt           

9/2006 – 10/2009      Director General, Section of Non-European Countries and Development
                                         Cooperation

10/2009 – 11/2013      Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic
                                         to Slovakia

11/2013 – 8/2017         Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic 
                                         to Poland

1/2018 – 1/2020          Director, Department of Northern and Eastern Europe

1/2020 – now               Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to
                                         the Hellenic Republic