Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova RH

Diplomatic Missions
and Consular Offices of Croatia

 

Born:
17 May 1963, Zagreb

Marital status:
married with two children

Foreign languages:
Speaks English, Russian, Italian, Polish, Bulgarian
Reads French, Czech

Career:
- 15 October 2013 - Appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the People´s Republic of China
- 1 March 2012 – Appointed Assistant Minister of Foreign and European Affairs for Bilateral Relations
- 16 November 2008 – Appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the Russian Federation
- 16 May 2003 – Appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the Republic of Poland
- 6 April 2000 – Appointed Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Non-European Bilateral Affairs
- January 1990–April 2000 – Scientific Assistant at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb (Department for Standard Croatian Language)
- 1988-1990 – Staff member of the Foreign Trade Department at the Mladost Publishing Company

Education and academic career:
- Author and co-author of six books and textbooks in philology
- Author of several dozen scientific and professional papers in Croatian language studies, sociolinguistics and culturology
- Participated in many scientific and professional events, panel discussions and debates
- Published about hundred contributions aired on the radio and television and printed in the press and periodicals
- Regularly taught at the Faculty of  Philosophy of the University of Zagreb, the Croatian Studies, and the Technical College
- Visiting lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia
- Visiting lecturer at foreign universities: Sorbonne IV. Paris, Columbia University NY, Jagiellonski Univ. Krakov
- Got his Master's in Philology at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zagreb
- Graduated in South Slavic languages from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zagreb. Simultaneously studied Russian and English.
- Finished primary and secondary schools in Zagreb

Merits:
- Independence War veteran, member of Military Police
- Politically active in the closest leadership of the Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats
- Published political articles in Croatian newspapers and in Le Monde (Paris, 1993)
- Active in the Croatian Cultural and Publishing Society, Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Vijenac periodical
- Awarded high state decoration of the Republic of Poland and the highest education decoration of the Russian Federation (The Medal of Pushkin)