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Head of Mission

Josef Rychtar

Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth:                October 10, 1959

Place of Birth:               Čeladná, Czech Republic                          

Languages:                     English, Spanish, partly German, Russian, French

 

Education:

10/1978 – 6/1983            Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science,

                                             Department of Applied Geophysics

5/1985                                Awarded the title Doctor of Natural Sciences with

                                             specialization of Applied Geophysics,

                                             Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Geotectonics                          

10/1993 – 6/1994            Diplomatic Academy in Vienna

 

Professional career:

7/1983 – 4/1992              Geophysical researcher in the Geophysical Institute in Brno,

                                             Czech Republic

5/1992 – 6/1993              Geophysical researcher in Groundwater Project Department,

                                             Ministry of Electricity and Water in Kuwait

8/1993                               Joined the diplomatic service                                                

8/1993 – 9/1993             Desk officer, Diplomatic Protocol Department     

7/1994 – 9/1996             Acting Director, Diplomatic Protocol Department          

10/1996 – 11/2001         Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech

                                           Republic to Kuwait

1/2002 – 12/2006         Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech

                                           Republic to Colombia and Ecuador

1/2007 – 2/2008           Director, Middle East and Africa Department

2/2008 – 8/2009          Director, Middle East and North Africa Department

10/2009 – 6/2014         Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech

                                           Republic to the Philippines, Palau, Federative States of Micronesia,

                                           the Marshall Islands and Nauru

9/2014 – 10/2018          Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech

                                           Republic to Chile and Bolivia

11/2018 – 2/2020         Foreign Policy Planning Department

03/2020 – now              Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech 

                                          Republic to the Islamic Republic of Iran