Ambassador Martin Povejšil took up the post of the Czech Permanent Representative to the EU on 3 September 2012. Prior to that, he served as the Czech Ambassador to NATO since August 2009.
Dr. Povejšil was born in 1961. He graduated from the Palacký University in Olomouc with a doctorate in modern philology and linguistics. He joined the then Czechoslovak foreign service shortly after political changes in his country in 1990. Throughout his career, Ambassador Povejšil has held a variety of senior posts in the Czechoslovak and Czech Ministries of Foreign Affairs as well as in diplomatic missions abroad. His professional portfolio has comprised development issues and bilateral relations as well as European and security affairs and multilateral diplomacy. Ambassador Povejšil is married and has three daughters and a son. He speaks English, Spanish, German, Russian and French.