FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Regional Representative: Vladimir Rakhmanin

Vladimir Olegovich Rakhmanin, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, took office in January 2014. Throughout his career, he has dealt with key policy issues at global and regional levels.

A national of Russian Federation, he holds an M.Sc. in International Relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. His diplomatic and professional career has included assignments in Beijing (1982-83) and Washington D.C. (1983-86 and 1992-96).

In 1998, Rakhmanin was appointed spokesperson for the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Director of the Information and Press Department. From 2000 to 2002 he was Chief of Protocol for the President of the Russian Federation, and from 2002 to 2006 served as Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Dublin, Ireland.

In the years prior to joining FAO, he was Deputy Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels.