Ivan Korčok has served as State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs since August 2015. Between May and December 2016, he served as Government Plenipotentiary for the Slovak Presidency in the Council of the EU. Prior to these assignments, he was assigned the post of Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the EU in 2009-2015 and Slovak Ambassador to Germany in in 2005-2009. Ambassador Korčok began his career in 1992 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held many senior positions including Director of the Department for Policy Planning and Analysis in 1997-1998, Director General of the Directorate General for International Organizations and Security Policy in 2001-2002, and State Secretary in 2002-2004. In 2003, he was Head of Delegation of the Slovak Republic on Accession Talks to NATO and the Member of the European Convention in Brussels.