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Martin Tomčo

became Czech Ambassador to Japan in May 2019. He was previously Czech Ambassador to Finland (2011 - 2016) and Czech Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (2006 - 2011). Since Sept. 2010 he was the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Pyongyang. His career with the Czech Foreign Ministry has spanned several continents covering different areas including a bilateral and the EU’ policy agenda, crisis management and security issues. Ambassador Tomco worked in various departments of MFA, he was Advisor to the Deputy Minister for Bilateral Relations (2005 - 2006) and the Special Envoy for Migration (2016 - 2017) focusing on strategic planning and coordination. He was the external Advisor to the Deputy Minister for Defence Policy and Strategy, MoD (2018 - 2019). Before joining the Civil Service he worked as the Foreign Correspondent of the Czech News Agency in the Russian Federation (1991; 1995 - 1998) and other countries. Mr. Tomco holds MA Degree in African and Oriental Studies from Charles University and PhD Degree in American Studies from Charles University.