NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Principal officials

Director - Private Office of the Secretary General

Ambassador Jesper Vahr, Director of the Private Office

Ambassador Jesper Vahr, Director of the Private Office

Ambassador Jesper Vahr is the Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General.

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Assistant Secretary General - Political Affairs and Security Policy

Dirk Brengelmann, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

Dirk Brengelmann, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

Ambassador Dirk Brengelmann is NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy. He is responsible for advising the Secretary General on political issues affecting the security of the Alliance, including NATO’s partnership relations and its interaction with other international organisations; chairing the meetings of Senior Political Advisers of the Allied Delegations at NATO Headquarters; and directing the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division of the NATO International Staff.

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Assistant Secretary General - Emerging Security Challenges

Gábor Iklódy, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Gábor Iklódy, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Ambassador Gábor Iklódy is NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. He is the Secretary General’s primary advisor on emerging security challenges and their potential implications for the security of the Alliance and a member of the Secretary General’s senior management team.

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Assistant Secretary General - Defence Investment

Patrick Auroy, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment

Patrick Auroy, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment

Lieutenant General (Armaments) Patrick Auroy was born on 30 April 1955 in Orléans (France). In October 2009 he took up the post of Deputy Director General of the DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement), the armaments branch of the French MoD, which he served in the course of his successive professional duties.

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Assistant Secretary General - Defence Policy and Planning

Hüseyin Diriöz, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

Hüseyin Diriöz, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

Ambassador Hüseyin Diriöz is NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning. He is the Secretary General’s primary advisor on defence policy and planning issues and is a member of the Secretary General’s senior management team.

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Assistant Secretary General - Executive Management

William A. Eaton, Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management

William A. Eaton, Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management

Ambassador William A. Eaton has been selected by the Secretary General to be the new Assistant Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for Executive Management.

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Assistant Secretary General - Public Diplomacy

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

Ambassador Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović took up her position as NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy on 4 July 2011. Having previously served as Croatia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and, more recently, as Ambassador of Croatia to the United States (2008 – 2011), Ambassador Grabar-Kitarović is well-versed in Euro-Atlantic diplomacy and security issues.

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Assistant Secretary General - Operations

Stephen Evans, Assistant Secretary General for Operations

Stephen Evans, Assistant Secretary General for Operations

Ambassador Stephen Evans took up the post of Assistant Secretary General for Operations in August 2011 on secondment from the United Kingdom Diplomatic Service. He supports the North Atlantic Council and the Secretary General of NATO in the political direction and management of NATO’s operational activities.

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Director - NATO Office of Resources

Wayne J. Bush, Director, Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management and Irector of the NATO Office of Resources

Wayne J. Bush, Director, Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management and Irector of the NATO Office of Resources

Ambassador Wayne J. Bush became Director of the NATO Office of Resources on October 1, 2009. He has been selected by the Secretary General to be the new Assistant Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for Executive Management.

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Director - NATO Office of Security

Stephen F. Smith, Director NATO Office of Security

Stephen F. Smith, Director NATO Office of Security

Stephen F. Smith is the Director of the NATO Office of Security. He is the principal security advisor to the NATO Secretary General and the North Atlantic Council and has the overall responsibility for the effective development of security policy and programmes and their implementation at all NATO civil and military bodies and NATO-wide. He deals with all aspects of protective security, counter-intelligence, intelligence assessment and counter-terrorism in international fora.

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Secretary of the Council

Ted Whiteside, Secretary of the Council

Ted Whiteside, Secretary of the Council

Ted Whiteside is the Secretary of the North Atlantic Council and Director of the NATO Ministerial and Summit Task Forces.

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NATO Spokesperson

Oana Lungescu

Oana Lungescu

Oana Lungescu is the NATO Spokesperson.

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Legal Adviser

Steven Hill, Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs

Steven Hill, Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs

Steven Hill is Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs at NATO. As the senior lawyer in NATO, he advises the Secretary General and International Staff on all legal aspects of NATO operations and coordinates NATO activities in the legal field.

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Last updated: 11-Oct-2011 16:39