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AMBASSADOR, H.E. MSc. LEON MARC

 

Personal:

Born: 1968;

Married to Mrs Barbara BLAZNIK MARC, one daughter.

Education:

2002 MSc in Public Policy and Management, University of London, SOAS - Centre for Financial and Management Studies (Chevening scholar);

1994 BSc in Electronic Engineering, University of Ljubljana.

Professional:

8/2015 - Ambassador to the Czech Republic;

10/2014 – 8/2015 Head, Strategic Analysis/Policy Planning Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

8/2013 – 10/2014 Deputy Secretary-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

3/2009 – 7/2013 Ambassador to The Netherlands, Permanent Representative to the OPCW;

Ambassador to Portugal (2013 – non-resident);

5/2006 – 1/2009 Head, South-East Europe Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1/2002 – 5/2006 First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, Dublin;

12/2000 – 1/2002 UK, Ireland and Canada desk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

6/2000 – 12/2000 Head of Minister's Private Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1/1995 – 6/2000 International Secretary of a major parliamentary party;

12/1993 – 12/1994 Private Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Other:

7/1999 - 12/2000 Oxford Analytica, Slovenia stringer;

2/1990 - 9/1992 Correspondent for a weekly newspaper of the Slovenian ethnic minority in Italy;

1988 - 1990 Assistant editor of a Slovenian academic magazine.

Languages:

- Slovenian, mother tongue;

- English, fluent;

- Bosnian/Croat/Serbian, fluent;

- Italian, working level;

- Spanish, conversational level;

- Dutch, basic.

Selected publications:

What's so Eastern about Eastern Europe?, Oldcastle Books, 2009 (in English);

Slovenië in Nederland, ed. 2010 (Dutch/Slovenian);

20 jaar Slovenië, ed. 2011 (Dutch/Slovenian);

Dežela priložnosti, Družina 2013 (in Slovenian);

Diplomatski praktikum – Management v diplomaciji, GV Založba-ZRC SAZU 2014 (in Slovenian).