Iztok Jarc (55) graduated political science, international orientation from the University of Ljubljana.
He started his career at the MFA’s Department for Cooperation with the EEC and EFTA in 1991, then served as head of the Department for Bilateral Economic Relations at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Ljubljana.
From 1996 to 2000 he was an advisor for economic affairs in the Mission of Slovenia to the EU in Brussels.
From 2004 to 2007, he served as ambassador to Israel, then to the Republic of Ireland and to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, after which he became ambassador to the OECD in Paris.
In 2017/2018 he was a member of the Cabinet of the Slovenian Foreign Minister, Head of the Working Group for Real Estate, based in Ljubljana.
Apart from his native Slovenian, he speaks English, French and Serbian. A married father of three adult children.