ROME MED 2021

Speaker

Gordan Grlić-Radman

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia

Gordan Grlić-Radman was appointed as Minister of Foreign and European Affairs in the Government of Croatia in 2019. Grlić-Radman started his career in business, working in Switzerland for Melior-Haefliger AG from 1984 to 1991. From 1991 to 1992, Grlić-Radman worked as Business Secretary of the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb, where he also volunteered for the Office for Refugees and Displaced Persons of the Government of Croatia and for the Croatian Health Service (Humanitarian Aid). In 1992 and later, Grlić-Radman helped set up the diplomatic and consular missions of newly independent Croatia in Bern, Geneva and Zurich. He then served in the Croatian embassies to Bulgaria (1994–1996) and Hungary (1996–1997). From 1997 to 2012, he worked with Mate Granić at the Croatian Foreign Ministry as Head of the Central European Department, and later as Secretary of the Danube Commission. From 2010 to 2012 he headed the Centre for International Studies. In 2012, Grlić-Radman was appointed by Davor Ivo Stier as the Ambassador to Hungary, and as Ambassador to Germany in 2017. He obtained a bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Zagreb in 1982. He also also completed a two-year degree at the Institut für Kaderschule management school in Bern, Switzerland in 1991, and graduated in international relations from the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb in 2002, where he obtained a PhD in 2007.

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