Ambassador Jakub Landovský
Permanent Representative – Czechia
Jakub Landovský was born on 5 September 1976 in Prague. His father was an actor and dissident banished from the country after signing Charter 77. Family was divided by the Iron curtain until democratic changes of 1989.
Mr. Landovský has a degree in in law and political science. After Fulbright scholarship he obtained Ph.D. in defending his Thesis on Water Conflict and Cooperation. He still teaches at Charles University focusing on matters of Public International Law and International organizations. After mandatory legal practice and admission to the Czech Bar Association he worked in the service of the Czech Republic including:
2015 – 2019 Deputy Minister of Defence, Head of the Defence policy and Strategy Division – Ministry of Defence (MOD)
2015 Vice-minister of Defence – Ministry of Defence; assuming duties of the Minister of Defence especially in Parliament and Government
2014 – 2015 Advisor to Deputy Minister of Defence – Ministry of Defence, Legislation and Public Diplomacy Division; responsible for drafting of a complete package of defence legislation amendments
2007 – 2010 Adviser to the Foreign Affairs Committee – Parliament of the Czech Republic Chamber of Deputies; foreign policy analysis and facilitation of the legislative process
2000 – 2002 Assistant to UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Former Republic Yugoslavia
2000 – 2004 Assistant to the Ambassador at large – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
As a Deputy Minister Mr. Landovský was responsible for long-term conceptual development of the national defence sector and planning cycle of the Ministry of Defence between years 2015-2019. He prepared National Defence Strategy 2017 and chaired bilateral meetings on NATO capability targets for the Czech Republic and supervised several NATO Crisis Management Exercises. He negotiated mandates for the Czech soldiers in foreign missions and readiness initiatives and represented Minister of Defence at government sessions as well as the EU and NATO ministerial meetings. In a previous year he was charged with cooperation with and support of Czech defence industry.
Mr. Landovský is married and has three children.