Czech Republic

Czech Republic: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD


Mr. Petr Gandalovič


Ambassador Petr Gandalovič took up his duties as Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the OECD on 16 January 2017.

Mr. Gandalovič was born in Prague in 1964 and holds a degree in Mathematics and Physics from Charles University in Prague.

After graduating, Mr. Gandalovič taught mathematics and physics at the Ústí nad Labem High School and subsequently, from 1990 to 1992, he became a member of the Federal Assembly of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.

From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Gandalovič was appointed Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Environment and in 1994, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held a number of high-ranking positions: from 1994 to 1995, he was Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs; from 1995 to 1997, Director General of the Economic and Information Section; from 1997 to 2002, he was nominated Consul General of the Czech Republic in New York.

From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Gandalovič served as Mayor of the city of Ústí nad Labem, and in 2006 he became a member of the Chamber of Deputies in the Parliament of the Czech Republic. In 2006 Mr. Gandalovič was appointed Minister of Regional Development, and from 2007 to 2009, Minister of Agriculture. From 2009 to 2010, he was a member of the Agriculture Committee and from 2010 to 2011, member of the Foreign Committee.

From 2011 until his appointment as Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the OECD, he was Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States of America.

Ambassador Gandalovič is married to Ms. Pavlína Gandalovičová. 


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