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Ambassador Clyde Kull took up his duties as Permanent Representative of Estonia to the OECD on 10 September 2019.
Mr. Kull graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1985 and, between 1985 and 1987, followed post-graduate Studies on Security Policy Issues at the MGIMO.
Between 1985 and 1991, he worked as Head of Desk (North of Europe) of the International Relations Department of the All Union Council of Trade Unions in Moscow. In 1991, Mr. Kull joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, as Counsellor in the Political Department, and then Representative of Estonia to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, heading the Estonian Delegation at the negotiations on Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBM) in Europe, from 1991 to 1992.
Between 1992 and 1997, he was Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, Netherlands, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, NATO and the WEU, and subsequently the European Union. In 1998, he was appointed Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Head of the Delegation for the negotiations on Estonia’s Accession to the WTO. Between 2000 and 2004, he was Ambassador of Estonia to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva, and then to Germany from 2004 to 2008. He then held the position of Political Director before being appointed Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2010.
Before taking up his duties as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Estonia to the OECD in 2019, Mr. Kull held the position of Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the European Union since 2011.
Mr. Kull is married and has two children.