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Daniel Koštoval

Czech Republic

Mr. Daniel Koštoval


Future Forces Forum

Deputy Minister – Head of the Armaments and Acquisition Division
Ministry of Defence



Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data: Date of Birth: 19 December 1971 Place of Birth: Tabor Marital Status: married Educational Background: 1990 - 1996 Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Social Science B.A. – Political Science; B.A. Thesis: Use of Force Under the Authorization of League of Nations M.A. – International Relations; M.A. Thesis: Use of Force according to Article 42 of UN Charter Under the Authorization of UN Security Council in the Cases of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Somalia January 1995 - June 1996 Internship: Institute of International Relations, Prague November - December 1995 Internship: Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN (the Czech Republic was member of the UN Security Council 1994-95) Languages: Fluent in English and Russian Passive in French Career: November 1996 – December 1997 Desk Officer for UN Security Council issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic, Prague, UN Department January 1998 – June 1998 Desk Officer for accession of the Czech Republic to NATO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic, Prague, Security Policy Department June 1998 – August 2002 3rd Secretary, Delegation of the Czech Republic to NATO, Brussels 2000 - 2002 Permanent Representative to the Political Committee NATO, Brussels August 2002 - September 2003 Head of the Unit for NATO relations with Russia, Ukraine and other partner countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic, Prague, Security Policy Department September 2003 - September 2006 First Secretary, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Moscow, Political Section September 2006 - December 2007 Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic, Prague, Security Policy Department January 2008 - August 2009 Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic, Prague, Department of Northern and Eastern Europe August 2009 – May 2010 Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Washington, DC June 2010 – May 2011 Chargé d´Affaires a.i., Embassy of the Czech Republic, Washington, DC June 2011 – October 2011 Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Washington, DC October 2011 – June 2012 Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic, Prague, Security Policy Department July 2012 – April 2013 Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic, Prague, Section of Non-European Countries April 2013 – February 2014 First Deputy Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic, Prague February - December 2014 State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic, Prague January - June 2015 Deputy Minister – Head of the Defence Policy and Strategy Division, Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic, Prague June 2015 Deputy Minister – Head of the Armaments and Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic, Prague Children: three

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