Name Ahmet Uzumcu
Spouse(s) Isil Uzumcu
Education Political science
|Born August 30, 1951 (age 64) (1951-08-30) Armutlu, Yalova Province, Turkey|
Alma mater Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University
OPCW's Most Challenging Task by Director-General Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü
Ahmet Üzümcü (born August 30, 1951) is a Turkish career diplomat, who is the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
He graduated from Foreign Relations Department of the Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University.
Üzümcü was consul at the Consulate General in Aleppo, Syria, and ambassador to Israel from July 28, 1999, to June 30, 2002. Between 2002 and 2004, he served as the Permanent Representative of Turkey to NATO. Üzümcü was appointed Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Office at Geneva in 2006, serving at this post until 2010. In 2008, he became chair of the Conference on Disarmament.
Üzümcü received an Honorary Doctorate for Lifetime Achievements in Arms Control and Disarmament from the Geneva School of Diplomacy in 2010 prior to taking up his position at the OPCW.
In 2013, during Ahmet Üzümcü's mandate as Director-General, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the OPCW.
Ahmet Üzümcü is married to Işıl Üzümcü. In 2016 he inaugurated the academic year of the master's course in International Affairs and Development – Peace Studies at Paris Dauphine University.