Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova RH

Diplomatic Missions
and Consular Offices of Croatia

 

Tomislav Vidošević, Ambassador

Born:

  • 1 January 1965 in Split, Croatia

Family:

  •  Three children

Foreign languages:

  • English
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • French, working knowledge

Education:

  • Elementary and high school education acquired in Split;
  • Graduated from the Faculty of Law in Split, University of Zagreb, specialized in Civil Law – Property;
  • Took the Bar Exam;
  • In 1998 graduated from a One-year Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic Academy Course, thesis entitled "Overview of the OSCE activities in Croatia".

Career and professional experience:

  • January 2019 – nominated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to the Republic of Poland
  • September 2018 – Ministry of the Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia; Secretariat of the Croatian Presidency of the EU2020
  • September 2012 – nominated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to Ukraine;
  • October 2005 – nominated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to the Italian Republic;
  • October 2005 – nominated Permanent Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and to the World Food Programme (WFP), with residence in Rome;
  • February 2006 – nominated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to the Republic of Malta, with residence in Rome;
  • February 2006 – nominated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to the Republic of San Marino, with residence in Rome;
  • May 2006 – nominated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to the Republic of Cyprus, with residence in Rome;
  • February 2004 – appointed Assistant Foreign Minister for multilateral affairs and international organizations;
  • 31 December 2000 – the Office for Co-operation with OSCE ceases to exist and is replaced 1 January 2001 by the Office for Co-operation with International Institutions; appointed Head of Office;
  • 1998 – advisor to Croatian Prime Minister, appointed Head of Office for Co-operation with OSCE;
  • 1994 – appointed advisor to Croatian Prime Minister;
  • June 1993 – appointed Assistant Head of Office of the Croatian Prime Minister;
  • March 1993 – appointed coordinator of the National Commission for the Exchange of War Prisoners in South Croatia;
  • 1992 – appointed negotiator for South Croatia by the Head of the Croatian Government's National Commission for the Exchange of prisoners;
  • Appointed Head of the Croatian European Union Monitoring Mission Office in Split by the Croatian Foreign Minister;
  • In the fall of 1992, the Croatian EUMM Office in Split becomes the Croatian Government's Branch Office for UNPROFOR and EUMM in Split; appointed Head of Office;
  • 1991 – joined the Croatian EUMM Office as a liaisons officer; apart from liaisons affairs, independently and continually took part as a representative of the Office in negotiations in South Croatia, including the islands of Vis and Lastovo, the cities of Ston, Cavtat and Dubrovnik, the village of Pakovo, Žitnić and Skradin, and the area around the cities of Zadar and Otočac.

Miscellaneous:

  • 2003 – appointed secretary of the Committee for the preparation and monitoring of Holy Father Pope John Paul II visit to Croatia;
  • 1998-2000 – member of the board of auditors, company Plovput d.o.o., Split;
  • President of the governing board of the Croatian Hydrographic Institute;
  • Head of the National Commission for arms and ammunition;
  • Head of the National Committee for the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction;
  • Head of the Intergovernmental Working Group for drafting an Act on the implementation of restrictive measures and economic sanctions;
  • Member of the National Committee for the return of refugees and displaced persons and the repossession of their property;
  • Member of the National Committee for the suppression of trafficking in persons.
  • Active participant in numerous international conferences as a member of state delegations:
    • 60. session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, 2004;
    • Ministerial Conference of the OSCE in Sofia, 2004:
    • OSCE Heads of State Summit in Istambul, 1999.
  • On 16 January 2013 awarded the honorary title of Grand Officer of the Order of the Star of Italy by decree of the President of the Italian Republic
  • Honorary citizen of San Felice – Štifilić, Acquaviva Collecroce – Kruč and Montemitro – Mundimitar, municipalities in the Molise Region  inhabited by the Croatian minority
  • Recommended by the Minister of Defense, by the decision of the President of the Republic of Croatia on assignment of the Armed Forces official rank, awarded the rank of colonel on 28 January 1998.;
  • October 1992 – recommended by the Office for Defence in Split for the rank of first lieutenant for activities in the exchange of prisoners; rank conferred on 24 November 1992 by the President of the Republic of Croatia;
  • 18 July 1991 – volunteer of the Croatian National Guard, member of the 114th brigade;
  • By the decision of the President of the Republic of Croatia, awarded the Independence War Memorial Medal, the Homeland Gratitude Memorial Medal, and Order of the Croatian Trefoil.