Ivana Holoubková

Ambassador, Security and Multilateral Affairs Section
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Prague

Thursday 11.4.2024

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

About me

She holds a doctorate in natural sciences and attended the Clingendael Institute of International Relations. She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech and the Slovak Federative Republic in 1992, working first for the MFA Secretary General and then as Head of the Office of the Foreign Minister, continuing her career in the years 1995-2002 as Deputy Ambassador in the Embassies of the Czech Republic to Italy and later France. After working as one of the main coordinators in the Task Force for the organization of the Prague NATO summit and then as the Deputy Director MFA for Americas, she moved to serve from 2007 to 2014 as the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, where she worked in the times of the war 2008/2009 in neighboring Gaza, leading the group of EU Ambassadors in Amman during the first Czech Presidency of the EU in 2009, and later through the Arab Spring 2010-2012. After returning to Prague she served as a Diplomatic Counsellor to the Director General for European Affairs, then in 2015 taking on the positions as National Coordinator of the Czech Republic for Central European Initiative (CEI), and as Representative of the Czech Republic in the Operational Board of the EU Regional Trust Fund MADAD in response to the Syrian Crisis. By the end of 2021, she was nominated as Deputy Secretary General of the CEI International Secretariat in Trieste, where she worked from May 2022 till January 2024. Currently she forms part of the Task Force for the organization of the upcoming informal NATO summit of Foreign Ministers to be held in Prague this May.