Dragomir Zakov

Permanent Representative – Bulgaria

  • Last updated: 26 Mar. 2019 18:32
Dragomir Zakov, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to NATO

Personal information


First name / Surname

Dragomir Zakov

Date of birth


Marital status

Married, two children



Work experience


Since 25/03/2019

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to NATO, Brussels

01/02/2017 – 24/03/2019

Minister Plenipotentiary, Director, Security Policy Directorate, Deputy Political Director, MFA

01/08/2016 – 31/01/2017

Counselor, Director, NATO and Regional Security Directorate, MFA

18/08/2014 – 31/07/2016

Counselor, Head, Department for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Directorate for UN and Development Cooperation, MFA; Disarmament Director, a.i.

01/01/2013 – 31/12/2013

Co-Chair of the Committee on General Status and Operation of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban  Convention

01/07/2012 – 30/06//2014

Coordinator of the Geneva based Eastern European Group (EEG) with the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

10/01/2011 – 17/08/2014

First Secretary, Mission of Bulgaria to the UN Office and the other international organisations in Geneva

16/05/2008 – 09/01/2011

Second Secretary, Security Policy Directorate, OSCE and Regional Security Department, MFA

16/02/2004 – 15/05/2008

Third Secretary, Permanent Delegation of Bulgaria to NATO, Brussels

29/03/2002 – 15/02/2004

Attaché, NATO and International Security Directorate, MFA

12/03/2001 – 28/03/2002

Product Manager, Private Sector

February 2001

Awarded certificate by the US Army in recognition for the support to Operation Joint Guardian.



Education and training
September 2015 – June 2016

11th CSDP High Level Course “Jean Monnet”
European Security and Defence College

March 2009 –
June 2009

Programme in Advanced Security Studies
George C. Marshall Centre, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany

October 1994 – December 1999

International Economic Relations, Master’s degree in International Business
University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria

September 1989 – June 1994

French Language Lyceum, Sofia, Bulgaria



Personal skills and competences

Mother tongue(s)


Other language(s)


English – C1
French – C1
Russian – C1