19 August 2009

New Permanent Representative of Slovakia Presents Credentials

VIENNA, 19 August (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations (Vienna), Marcel Peško, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Antonio Maria Costa.

Mr. Peško has served in many capacities in the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the course of his career including Secretary-General (since 2007), Director of the United Nations Department (2006-7), Head of the UN Security Council Coordination Unit (2005-6), Deputy and Chef de Cabinet (1997-99) and Desk Officer, European Integration Desk (1993). He was also Executive Officer in the Office of the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) (2003-5), Deputy and Acting Head, Slovak Permanent Mission to the OSCE (1993-97) and Chargé d'affaires in the Slovak Embassy to Ireland (1999-2002). He has also worked in the private sector as Director for Strategy and Business Development for Central and Eastern European countries for Telenor Slovakia (2002-3) and as Deputy Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil Czechoslovakia (1991-2). Mr. Peško has written several articles on security development in the Euro-Atlantic area as well as on issues related to management of change, organizational behaviour and leadership in public sector modernization processes.

Mr. Peško holds a Master's degree in international economic relations from Kiev State University and an MBA from Dublin City University Business School.

He is married with two children.

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