Roland Kobia (1965)


Born in 1965
Belgian citizen
Married with two daughters [2015]
Lives in Yangon, Myanmar [2019]
https://www.facebook.com/roland.kobia

Education:
Masters degree in European Political Sciences, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.
Masters degree in International Nuclear Law, University of Montpellier 1, France.
Law Degree (LL.B), Louvain, Belgium.

Languages: French, English, Italian (fluent), Dutch and Spanish (fair)

Biography

2017

1 September 2017 – appointed by the EU High Representative Mogherini as the EU Special Envoy for Afghanistan

2013

Ambassador of the European Union to Myanmar

2009 – 2013

Ambassador of the European Union to Azerbaijan

2006 – 2009

Personal Diplomatic Advisor to the EU Commissioner for Energy covering all International Relations in Energy, Private Office of the EU Commissioner for Energy.

2003 – 2006

Head of Regional Political Affairs – Covering political analysis, peace processes and conflicts In 12 countries of the Horn of Africa and of the African Great Lakes region.

EU Delegation of the European Commission, Nairobi, Kenya

2000 – 2003

Deputy Head of EU Delegation.

Delegation of the European Commission, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

1998 – 2000

EU Negotiator for the accession of Eastern and Central European countries to the EU.

European Commission, Directorate General for Competition, Brussels.

1997 – 1998

EU Negotiator at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO-OMPI, Geneva)

European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market and Financial Affairs, Brussels.

1991-1997

EU Negotiator for the accession of Finland, Sweden and Austria to the EU for Competition issues. Assistant to the State Aid Director.

European Commission, Directorate General for Competition, Brussels.

 

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