Updated: 11-Jan-2007 Who is who at NATO?


NATO Permanent Representative of Spain

Ambassador Juan Prat y Coll

2000 - 2004

Born in Barcelona (Spain) on May 15, 1942

Married to Léontine van Thiel Coovels - 3 children

1960-1965 Law and Economics (University of Barcelona)
1966-1967 Master of Law - University of Madrid
1968-1970 Diplomatic School, Madrid
1970-1972 First Secretary, Embassy of Spain to Ecuador
1973-1975 Deputy Head of the Commercial Delegation of Spain to the Soviet Union
1975-1978 Counsellor and Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Embassy of Spain to the Republic of Korea
1978-1979 Director of Regional Organisations of economic Cooperation (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
1979-1983 Deputy Director General and then Director General for International Fisheries (Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries)
1983-1985 Economic & Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Spain to Morocco
1986-1990 "Directeur de Cabinet" with Commissioner Matutes - European Commission, Brussels
1990-1995 Director General of North South Relations, Mediterranean Policy and Relations with Latin America and Asia - European Commission, Brussels
1995-1996 Director General for External Relations - European Commission, Brussels
1996-2000 Ambassador of Spain to the Republics of Italy, Albania, Malta and San Marino

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