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2015-2020: Consul General Pavol ŠEPEĽÁK

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Pavol Šepeľák

born: December 21, 1957, Michalovce
status: married, two children


professional experience

November 2015 - June 2020 Consul General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles
2011 - 2015 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic in Latvia
2009 - 2011 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic in Pakistan
2008 Ambassador, Department of the Middle East and North Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague
2007 Ambassador-at-large for the candidature of the Czech Republic to the UN Security Council
2002 - 2006 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic in Luxembourg
2000 - 2002 Director, International Organizations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague
- preparations of the Czech Presidency at the 57th UN General Assembly
- preparations and participation at the meetings of the UN on Millennium Declaration and Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development
1994 - 2000 Counselor and Deputy Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic, Geneva
- negotiator for the Czech Republic on market liberalization in financial and telecommunications services and protection of intellectual property rights
- member delegate of the Czech Republic at the WTO Ministerial Conferences on liberalization of the world trade (Singapore 1996, Seattle 1999, Doha 2001)
1993 - 1994 Head of Division for multilateral technical assistance and ecological cooperation, Department of Internationa Economic Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague
- coordinator of the national program of cooperation with UNDP/UN Development Programme
1988 - 1992 2nd Secretary, Representative at the Economic and Financial Committee of the UN, Permanent Mission of Czechoslovakia to the United Nations, New York
- elected Vice Chairman of the Economic Committee of the Economic and Social Council of the UN/ECOSOC
- elected Rapporteur of the Economic and Financial Committee, 44th UN General Assembly
1983 - 1988 Department for International Economic Cooperation, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prague



1977 - 1978 University of Economics, Bratislava
Faculty of Foreign Trade
1978 - 1983 Institute of International Relations, Moscow
Faculty of International Economic Relations
1983 University of Economics, Bratislava
Academic Title Ing.
1993 - 1994 Pembroke College, Oxford
post-graduate studies for the diplomatic service in the fields of:
International Finance and Trade, International Law, International Politics and Diplomatic Practice

internships and courses

2000 - Cranfield University, UK
2007 - École Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France


GRAND CROSS of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (27. 10. 2006)
GOLD MEDAL of the Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces (30. 6. 2005)
COMMEMORATIVE COIN of the Director of the Special Forces of the Czech Police (8. 9. 2011)


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