H.E. Amb. Tomáš Valášek
H.E. Amb. Tomáš Valášek has been appointed a Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to NATO as of April 15, 2013. Previously, he worked as president of the Central European Policy Institute; an independent regional think-tank in Bratislava, Slovakia. From 2006 to 20012 he worked as director of foreign policy and defence at the Centre for European Reform in London.
Previously, he served as policy director and head of the security and defence policy division at the Slovak Ministry of Defence. Before joining the Ministry, Mr. Valášek founded and directed the Brussels office of the World Security Institute, a Washington, DC-based independent defence and security think-tank (2002-2006). From 1996 to 2002 he worked as senior European analyst in CDI's Washington, DC office.
He advised the Slovak Defence and Foreign Ministers, the UK House of Lords, and the 'group of experts' on the new NATO Strategic Concept.
Mr. Valášek holds an MA in international affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a BA in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.