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Radomír Boháč - životopis EN


Chairperson of the OSCE Permanent Council

Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe


Radomír Boháč is a career diplomat who served the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovak Republic (MFA SR) for the last 30 years.

Beginning his career as a Desk Officer for EU Department at Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic in Prague from 1989 to 1990, his first posting abroad took him to New Delhi from 1991 to 1992. After the peaceful split of Czechoslovakia, he continued in New Delhi as the 1st Secretary in the Commercial and Trade Section at the newly established Embassy of the Slovak Republic until 1996.
Mr. Boháč held various positions at home - in Slovakia and abroad.

In Slovakia he served, among others, as Advisor to the State Secretary in 1996; Deputy Director-General in the Political Section from 1997 to 1998; Director of the Department of Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America at the Ministry in Slovakia from 2001 to 2004; Director-General at Directorate-General for Economic Cooperation and ODA from 2008 to 2011; and as Director-General at the Directorate-General of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Slovakia from 2014 to 2017.

Abroad, he served in various Ambassadorial posts, including Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the UN office at Nairobi, and as Slovak Ambassador of Ethiopia, Kenya, Seychelles, and Uganda, from 1999 to 2001; Slovak Ambassador to Portugal from 2004 to 2008, where he also successfully initiated a project called "Invest&Visit Slovakia”, which was also implemented in other countries; and Slovak Ambassador to Denmark from 2011 to 2014. 

In October 2014, he was appointed the Governor of Slovakia at the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).

From 2017 onwards, Mr. Boháč served as Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Vienna, where he chaired the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation from January to April 2018, and the OSCE Mediterranean Contact Group also in 2018.

Currently, he chairs the OSCE Permanent Council as part of the 2019 Slovak OSCE Chairmanship.


Mr. Boháč acquired his legal education at the Comenius University in Bratislava. Later, he pursued studies at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations, International Institute for Public Administration in Paris, France, and the George C. Marshall Center for European Security in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He also holds a PhD in Economic Diplomacy from the University of Economics in Bratislava. He has published numerous articles on international relations and economic issues and is giving lectures on the subject of international relations at Slovak universities.