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Ambassador Hynek Kmonicek

Hynek Kmoníček, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the United States presented his credentials to Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America  on April 24, 2017.

Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček, photo by Jiří Skupien

Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček, photo by Jiří Skupien

Before his appointment and since 2013, Ambassador Kmoníček worked as the Director of the Foreign Affairs Department in the Office of the President of the Czech Republic. 

His diplomatic career has spanned more than two decades since he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, specifically its Department for Middle East and Africa, in 1995. He worked in different positions such as the Director of North Africa and Middle East Department, the Director General for Asia, Africa, and America, and the Deputy Foreign Minister in two different periods. He served as the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Australia, India and the United Nations in New York.

Before joining the foreign service, the Ambassador studied English and Arabic Language Studies at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and Modern History of the Middle East and Hebrew and Arabic Languages Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

He enjoys cooking ethnic cuisine, collecting the hottest sauces on this planet, and writing for various magazines and newspapers.

Hynek Kmonicek is also the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Jamaica and Antigua & Barbuda.

Ambassador's CV (PDF, 56 KB)