Director General of the European Defence Agency (EDA)

Jiří Šedivý has been the director general of the European Defense Agency (EDA) since May 2020.  Mr. Šedivý served as Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic (2006-2007), Deputy Minister of Defense (2010-2012), NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Policy and Planning (2007-2010), and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO (2012-2019). He also served as Deputy Minister for European Affairs of the Czech Republic (2007) and Special Representative for Resilience and New Threats at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2019-2020).