Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
His Excellency Mr Tadej Rupel Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in UK studied Economics at the University of Ljubljana where he attained a Masters in International Economics. He is fluent in English and German and has a passive knowledge of French language. He started his working life in the private sector and academia. In 2002 he joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs where he held various posts, including a four year posting as a Political Counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington. After returning to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, he worked as Head of the Middle East Section and Deputy Head of the Department for Africa,
the Middle East, Asia and Oceania. From 2012 he was Director-General of the Directorate for European Policies and in 2013 was Director-General of the Directorate for Bilateral Relations and European Affairs. He has been Ambassador to Ireland and is Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organisation.