Born in Maribor on 3rd October 1969, Damjan Bergant earned a diploma in International Relations at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Social Sciences in 1995, after which he entered the country’s foreign diplomatic service.
After serving in the Slovenian MFA’s Personnel Department (1995) and Department for Multilateral Political Relations (1996-97), he headed the Office of the State Secretary for Multilateral Political Relations from 1997 to ’99, before joining the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the OSCE in Vienna as first secretary.
He served as head of the Department for the OSCE and Deputy Head of the Task Force for the Slovenian Chairmanship of the OSCE (2004-06), before heading the OSCE and Council of Europe Section from 2006 to ’09.
After heading the Task Force for the Slovenian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in 2009, he was appointed Ambassador – Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
From 2017 to ’20 he has been a Secretary General at the Slovanian MFA.
Fluent in English, German, French and Serbo-Croatian, he is a married father of two.