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Curriculum Vitae – Gregor Kozovinc

Date and place of birth:
2 February 1967, Celje, Slovenia

Qualifications:
University of Ljubljana; Faculty of Social Sciences; Department of Political Science; Chair of International Relations (B.Sc.; graduated in 1996; thesis: International Security Mechanisms in Europe at the turn of the 20th Century).

Diplomatic Career:
- March 1996 to November 1997: MFA, Department for Multilateral Relations; Council of Europe desk (Attaché)
- November 1997 to July 1999: MFA, Department for Multilateral Relations; UN Security Council Task Force (Attaché / Third Secretary)
- July 1999 to July 2003: Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, Ottawa, Canada; political officer (Third Secretary)
- July 2003 to November 2004: MFA, Department for North and Latin America and the Caribbean; US desk (Counsellor / First Counsellor)
- November 2004 to September 2006: MFA, Minister's Office; multilateral relations adviser (Minister Counsellor / Minister Plenipotentiary)
- September 2006 to February 2010: Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, Canberra, Australia; Chargé d'Affaires a.i. (Counsellor)
- February 2010 to September 2015: MFA, Department for Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania; Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon desk (Minister Plenipotentiary)
- October 2015 to December 2015: MFA, Acting Head of the Department for Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania (Minister Plenipotentiary)
- January 2016 to July 2017: MFA, Head of the Department for Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania (Minister Plenipotentiary)
- As of September 2017: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to the Slovak Republic, Bratislava

Short-term diplomatic experience and training abroad:
- Summer 1996: short-term posting; Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, Athens, Greece
- Summer 1998: short-term posting; Permanent Mission of the Republic of Slovenia to the UN, New York, United States
- Spring 2005: training; International Visitor Program, various locations, United States
- Winter 2011/2012: short-term posting; Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, Ankara, Turkey
- Spring 2014: training; Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad, Pakistan

Previous professional experience:
Journalism, public relations

Languages:
English (proficient), Croatian, Serbian (fluent), French, Italian (beginner)