H.E. Tomáš Kuchta (49) graduated from the University of Agriculture, Faculty of Business and Economics, Brno.
He joined the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994, gaining initial experience in Diplomatic Protocol (1994), the Czech Embassy in Rome (1995-1999), Head of Commercial Section; MFA CR, Head of Unit, Dept. for Coordination of European Affairs (1999); Permanent Mission to the EU, Brussels, Head of Trade and Agricultural Section (2000); the Czech Embassy in Rome (2001-2005), Head of Commercial Section; MFA CR, Deputy Director, Dept. for Trade and Agricultural Policy of the EU, (2006-2007); MFA CR, Director of the Secretariat for the Preparation of the Czech Republic’s Presidency of the Council of the EU (2007); Czech Embassy in Zagreb, Head of Commercial Section (2008-2012) and MFA CR, Director of Bilateral Economic Relations and Export Promotion Department (2012 -2013). From 2014 to 2018, Mr Kuchta served as Deputy Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic.
Ambassador Tomáš Kuchta is married and, apart from his native Czech, speaks English, Italian and Serbo-Croat.
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