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Mr. Milan Hupcej is a career diplomat with over 35 years‘ experience in the Czech foreign service. He took his appointment as the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Malaysia in January 2019. He is also accredited to Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu and Kiribati.

H.E. Milan Hupcej

H.E. Milan Hupcej

Prior to this, Mr. Hupcej was Czech Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (2014-2018). He previously served in Beijing as Deputy Head of Mission (1992-93), in Seoul as Head of Mission/Chargé d’Affaires a.p.  (1993-2000), in Shanghai as Consul General (2004-2008) and in Bangkok as Trade Representative with accreditation for Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia (2011-2014).

On his return to the Foreign Ministry Headquarters, he served as Head of Far East and Pacific Division (2000-2004) and as senior analyst in the Policy Planning Department (2008-2011).

Mr. Hupcej was educated at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MA, International Relations and Korean Studies) and University of Economics in Prague (Post gradual studies, International economic relations). He speaks English, Russian and Korean.