Ambassador Ranko Vilović
Prior to his appointment as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations in New York (18 September 2009), Ambassador Ranko Vilović has served as the Deputy Permanent Representative (2008-2009), Head of the UN Department (2004-2008) and as Head of the Department for Northern and Western Europe (2002-2004) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Croatia.
He also served as Minister Counselor in the Permanent Mission to the OSCE, UN and International Organizations in Vienna (1998-2002), Head of the Department for Peace and Security (1995-1998), Head of the Croatian Consulate in Zurich (1993-1995), Counselor of the Croatian Embassy in Bern, Switzerland (1992-1993) and Head of the Consular Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (until 1992).
Born and educated in Zagreb, Croatia, but also in Halifax, Canada and the Hague, the Netherlands, he started his career in 1980 as a lawyer.
Mr. Vilovic is married with two children.