Aleksander Geržina, Ambassador
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice: COVID-19
As the probability of infection with COVID-19 remains present, Slovenian citizens wishing to travel abroad are advised to follow the news on the spread of the virus, especially on the planned route, to check the conditions of entry into the country of destination, and to comply with local rules. Slovenian citizens returning from abroad are advised to follow the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).
Date of birth: 19th of July 1966, Maribor, Slovenia
Education and training: Bachelor of Arts in History, Ljubljana (1991) and a 3 months scholarship of the Austrian Federal Chancellery at the University of Vienna; Training: University of Vienna; RUSI, London (1991-1992).
1992: Entering the Foreign Service, Attaché, Consular Department, Ljubljana, Member of the Coordination Group on Bosnian Refugees;
1993: Second Secretary, Office of the Secretary-General of the MFA, Ljubljana;
1994: Observer/Adviser, UN Mission in Mozambique (ONUMOZ), New York, Maputo;
1995-1996: Counsellor; Deputy Head of the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ljubljana;
1996-1998: First Secretary/Counsellor, Mission of the Republic of Slovenia to EU, WEU and NATO, Alternate Representative to the PC OPCW, The Hague;
1998-2000: Deputy Head of Mission of the Republic of Slovenia to NATO and WEU;
2000-2002: Minister Plenipotentiary, Director of CFSP Unit, MFA;
2003-2004: Representative of Slovenia to the PSC, Brussels;
2004-2005: Head of OSCE Task Force for the Slovenian OSCE Presidency;
2005-2006: Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Director for EU in the MFA;
2008: Special Representative of the Slovenian EU Presidency for Cyprus;
2006-2009: Minister Plenipotentiary, Director for Europe, MFA;
2009-2013: Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the Republic of Austria, Permanent Representative to the IAEA, CTBTO, UNIDO in Vienna;
2014-2015: Ambassador, Director-General for European and Bilateral Issues;
2015 Sep.-2017 Dec.: Ambassador, Special Coordinator for Terrorism in the MFA;
2017-2019 Nov.: Ambassador, Deputy Political Director, Deputy Director General for CFSP;
March 2020-April 2021: Ambassador, Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Languages: Slovenian (mother tongue), German C2, English C2, Croatian C2, Serbian C2, French and Italian B2.
Marital status: married to Ms. Gaja Peric, Slovenian diplomat, and father of son Filip-Noel, born 2005.