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Ambassador

Dr. Vítězslav Grepl         

Born:                      May 9th, 1956, Prague, Czech Republic     

Marital Status:  Married to Renata Greplová, high school teacher of French and Czech

                                  languages, with two sons – Vítězslav (1987) and David (1990)

Education:

  • Economic  High School of Foreign Trade, Prague – Baccalaureate 1976
  • Prague Language School – State language proficiency exam 1977
  • Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University, Prague – graduation 1984 (Russian and Finnish languages, literature and history)
  • PhDr. (linguistic) – Charles University, Prague, 1986
  • Institute for International Studies, University of Leeds, UK, 1992
  • Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1999

Languages:   English, Russian, Finnish, Swedish and German

Work Experience:

1984-1991      Albatros Publishing House – editor for Scandinavian and Russian children´s

                         literature

1990-1991      Head of Department of Literature, Ministry of Culture

1991-1992      Desk-officer of Press Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (domestic media)

1992-1993      Desk-officer  for Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia in the European

                          Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1993-1994      Second Secretary, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Helsinki, Finland

1994-1998      First Secretary, Deputy Chief of Mission, Helsinki, Finland

1998-2000     Director of Asia-Pacific Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2000-2004    Ambassador to Malaysia

2004-2009    Ambassador to the People´s Republic of China

2009-2012     Director General, Political Section of Non-European Countries and Development

                          Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2012-2017       Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand (resident) with accreditation for Cambodia,

                          Laos and Burma/Myanmar (non-resident)

2017                 Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam                               

Personal interests:

  • literature, classical and modern music, visual art, film, architecture collecting of rare prints, travelling, cooking
  • sport: ice-hockey, tennis, cycling, swimming, yoga