Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova RH

Gordan Grlić Radman

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia

 

  • Gordan Grlić Radman, PhD
  • Born on 6 June 1958 in Tomislavgrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Married, father of three

Education

  • 2010 – appointed to the academic grade of research associate at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb 
  • 2007 – defended doctoral dissertation ,,Neutrality and the New European Security Architecture”, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb
  • 1997–2002 – postgraduate studies in the field of international relations, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb
  • 1989–1991 – management studies, Institut für Kaderschule, Bern (Switzerland)
  • 1977–1982 – Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
  • 1973–1977 – XIV. gimnazija in Zagreb

 Professional Career

  • October 2017 – July 2019 Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the Federal Republic of Germany
  • since June 2017 – President of the Danube Commission seated in Budapest
  • 2012–2017 – Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Hungary
  • 2011–2014 – Secretary of the Danube Commission
  • 2009 – Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia to the Danube Commission in Budapest
  • 2005–2009 – member of Working Groups for accession negotiations with the EU (Chapters 15 and 30)
  • 2004–2009 – Head of  Central Europe Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration
  • 2000–2004 – bilateral policy, in departments for Central and Western Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1999–2000 – Secretary General of State Ministry / Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1997–1999 – Head of Human Resources Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, appointed Ambassador
  • 1996–1997 – Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Hungary, appointed Minister Plenipotentiary
  • 1994–1996 – term of office in the Croatian Embassy in the Republic of Bulgaria, appointed Minister Counsellor
  • 1992–1994 – term of office in the Croatian Embassy in the Swiss Confederation, appointed Counsellor
  • 1991–1992 – business secretary of the School of Medicine of the University of Zagreb; volunteer work in the Office for Displaced Persons and Refugees of the Government of the Republic of Croatia (working with the diaspora) and in the Medical Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia (humanitarian aid),
  • 1987–1991 – research development team leader, Melior-Haefliger AG, Switzerland
  • 1984–1987 – research development team member, Melior-Haefliger AG, Switzerland

 Foreign Languages

  • German, English, Bulgarian, Hungarian

 Other

  • 1984–1988 President of the Croatian Cultural Association in Switzerland
  • lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science, Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, War College Ban Josip Jelačić of the Ministry of Defence and the International Summer ELSA Law School
  • decorated by the Republic of Croatia
  • decorated by Hungary for advancement of Croatian-Hungarian relations
  • member of Board of Presidents of the Diplomatic Council think tank
  • member of Management Board of Ambassadors Club Berlin
  • member of Management Board of Atlantic Council Croatia
  • member of the Croatian International Studies Association (HUMS)
  • 2010–2012 Director of Centre for International Studies
  • member of Scientific Council for Peace and Human Rights of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU)
  • Recipient of the “Global Public Diplomacy Award” awarded by the Diplomatic Council think tank
  • Author of the book on Dr. Žarko Dolinar, table tennis world champion 

 Membership in Political Parties

  • Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)