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H.E. MR. MILAN HOVORKA, AMBASSADOR
Head of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Zagreb (from November 2021)

velvyslanec Milan Hovorka

Ambassador Milan Hovorka

Profile:

Ambassador Milan Hovorka was born in 1961. In 1984, after graduating at the University of Economics in Prague he worked at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Trade of Czechoslovakia. After the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia in 1989 he was sent to Geneva where he worked as a representative at the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN and other international organisations. In 1996 he was appointed the chief director of the Section for bilateral trade policy and for relations with the EU and EFTA at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. Between 1998 and 2004 he became the permanent representative of the Czech Republic to the World Trade Organisation in the rank of Ambassador. While being there, he was a permanent representative and afterwards the director of the Mission and a member of various elected WTO bodies, including chair of the Council for Trade in Goods. In 2004, he was appointed the director of the Section of European countries and CIC countries at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. Since 1 September 2007, Milan Hovorka has been Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. In summer 2015 he has been appointed the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives. From 1st September 2016 he was in charge of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi.

As of November 2021 HE Milan Hovorka was appointed the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Zagreb, Croatia.

Email ID: milan_hovorka@mzv.cz

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth:                                                           January 15, 1961

Place of birth:                                                           Karviná (Czech Republic)

Wife:                                                                           Jarmila Hovorková

Children:                                                                   Michaela Hovorková, Marek Hovorka                                                      

Post-Secondary Education:                                  Prague University of Economics (Dipl. Ing., graduated in 1984, field of study – International trade)                                         

November 2021 -   Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Zagreb
September 2015 – November 2021    Ambassador of the Czech Republic in New Delhi
April 2014–August 2015                   Special Advisor to the Minister of Industry and Trade
September 2007–March 2014 Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
November 2004–August 2007    Director General, European and CIS Countries Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade
August 2001–October 2004     Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the WTO, Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN and Other International Organizations, Geneva  
June 2000–January 2001         Chargé d’affaires, Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN and Other International Organizations, Geneva
November 1996–July 1998               Senior Director-General of the Section of the Multilateral Trade Policy, EU and EFTA Relations, Ministry of Industry and Trade   
November 1990–October 1996 First Secretary, Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN and Other International Organizations, Geneva  
September 1984–October 1990        Department of Multilateral Trade Policy, Federal Ministry of Foreign Trade, Prague