H.E. Gordan Bakota graduated from the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law in 1991. Following an internship at the State Attorney’s Office of the Republic of Croatia, he gained employment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and remained there as a career diplomat.Prior to his arrival in Belgrade, he has served as Croatian ambassador to the Republic of Austria, as well as the Republic of Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.
During his career, he has also served as state secretary, assistant minister and political director at the foreign ministry, as well as holding a number of ambassadorial duties in the Swiss Confederation, the Republic of Serbia and the United States.
He studied at Georgetown University in Washington.
A married father of two children, Ambassador Bakota speaks English and German.