Petr Kolář

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Petr Kolář

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Russia

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"I think that even for the most important Russian capitalists the key value is the higher entity, the State, the collective, the nation; what is individual is not important or less important.“

Unique Business Experience

Former ambassador, deputy minister of foreign affairs and businessman


Value For Customer

Deep knowledge of business environment in the political context

Large network of contacts


Profile highlights

Languages

English (fluent), Russian (fluent)

Education

Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

(contemporary history and international relations)

1990s: several study visits in the US and the UK in the early 1990s

1993: guest tenure at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway


Employment

1993-2012: in various executive positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, including the post of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

1996-1998: Ambassador to Sweden

1999: international policy advisor to President Václav Havel

1999-2003: Ambassador to Ireland

2005-2010: Ambassador to the USA

2010-2012: Ambassador to Russia

Since 2013: in the private sector