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22.09.2011, 16:37

Rastislav Káčer

President of the Slovak Atlantic Commission

Expertise:
•    Strategic Concept of NATO
•    NATO/EU – Russia Relations
•    Enlargement of NATO

Amb. Káčer was elected the President of the Slovak Atlantic Commission, a non-governmental organization in July 2008 after completion of his five-year term in Washington D.C. as the Ambassador of Slovakia to the United States. Prior to this, Rastislav served at different decision-making levels for 16 years. Rastislav began his career as policy analyst at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs rising to Head of the Analytical Unit. Between 1994 and 1998 he served at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and on this return from Brussels became  head of Policy Planning Staff and  the Director General for Security Policy and Multilateral Affairs at the Ministry. In 2001 he became the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence responsible for the negotiation and accession process of Slovakia to NATO. In July 2008, Rastislav was elected President of the Slovak Atlantic Commission which is a member the Atlantic Treaty Association. Rastislav is widely recognized as expert on U.S. domestic and foreign policy, transatlantic relations, defence and security issues. Rastislav speaks fluently Slovak, English, French and Russian. In September 2008, he joined FIPRA Slovakia - Public Policy & Regulatory Advisers consulting company, where he is serving as the Chairman of FIPRA Slovakia. Currently, Rastislav oversees FIPRA assignments in Strategic Government Relations for Foreign Investors, Governments and International Institutions. Rastislav also serves as a Special Adviser to the FIPRA Group in Defence Policy and Procurement Team.

Other projects of the SAC

Euro-Atlantic Quarterly EAQ