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Ambassador of the Czech Republic in London

On October 12th 2021, the position of the Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has been taken over by Ambassador Marie CHATARDOVÁ.

H. E. Mrs. Marie CHATARDOVÁ, Ambassador

Marie Chatardová

Marie Chatardová

Date of Birth: March 6, 1963, Znojmo, Czech Republic

Married, three children: Lucie (1986), Benoît (1993), Marien (2002)

Doctor of Law - Faculty of Law, Masaryk University (Brno), 1985

Ambassador - since 2008

 

Professional career

 

2021 - present

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (formally to the court of St. James)

 

2016 - 2021

Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations in New York

July 2017 - July 2018 - President of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC)

2019 - Vice-Chairman of the UNICEF Bureau

14 May – 15 May 2019 - Co-Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs

2020 – 2021 Member of the Preparatory Bureau of the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5)

 

2010 - 2016

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of France

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Principality of Monaco

Permanent Delegate of the Czech Republic to the International Organization of the Francophonie

Permanent Delegate of the Czech Republic to UNESCO (2013 - 2016)

Chair of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations UNESCO (2013 - 2015)

 

2007 - 2010

Director of the Diplomatic Protocol Department,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

 

2002 - 2007

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of Sweden

 

2000 - 2002

Director of the Department of the Communications Strategy Department ,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

 

1999 - 2000

Head of Unit, EU Relations Coordination Department,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

 

1995 - 1999

Enlargement of the European Union - Justice and Home Affairs,

Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the European Union

 

1994 - 1995

Department of Analysis and Planning,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

 

1990 - 1994

Lawyer - focus on business law, Prague

 

1985 - 1990

Trademarks Office, Prague

 

External lecturer 1999-2000 and 2007-2010 at

Institute of West European Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague
Anglo-American University, Prague
College of International and Public Relations, Prague

State decorations:

Legion of Honour - Commandeur - for the significant development of Czech-French relations (France 2016)

Order of Saint Charles - Knight Officer - for the significant development of the Czech-Monaco relations (Monaco, 2016)

Languages:

English, French, Russian