Graduate, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1985.
With international section Czechoslovak Press Agency, 1985—1987. Editor Weekly Vyber, 1987—1991, editor-in-chief, 1991—1992. Private secretary to minister foreign affairs Government Czechoslovakia, 1992.
Chargé d'Affaire Embassy Government Slovakia, Denmark, 1996—1997, ambassador to United Kingdom, 1997—2000, with department of European Union chief negotiator Ministry Foreign Affairs, 2000—2001, director general defense policy and international relations Ministry Defense, 2001—2003, permanent representative to North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 2003—2008. Compulsory military service Czechoslavakian Armed Forces, 1986-1987.
Married; 2 children.