Roland Galharague is currently Ambassador of the French Republic to the Czech Republic. Roland Galharague was Special Advisor to the Director General for political and security affairs at the French Foreign Ministry from 2015 to 2017. He was ambassador to Hungary (2012-2015) and served previously as Deputy Director General for political and security affairs (2010-2012), Director for Eastern Europe (2008-2010) and Deputy Director of the Centre d’analyse et de prévision, the policy planning department of the Quai d’Orsay (1999-2002). Roland Galharague has held a number of diplomatic posts: in Washington D.C (1996-1999) as counsellor for pol-mil and east-west issues, in London as Head of the Press Office and Spokesman (2002-2005), and in Pretoria as Deputy Head of Mission (2005-2008). He began his career at the French Foreign Ministry with assignments on the CSCE and UN desks. He is an alumnus of the EcoleNormaleSupérieure and holds degrees from the Sorbonne and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.