Almir Šahović, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and to the Portuguese Republic, and the Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the OPCW is a career diplomat.
His academic journey began at University of Sarajevo, graduating with Law Degree, wich he followed up with a master s degree in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium).
He speaks fluently Bosnian (his mother tongue), English and French, with a passive understanding of Italian.
He began his professional career in 1991 in a Law firm in Sarajevo, before starting to work in diplomacy.
He held various high-ranking positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including Assistant Minister for Multilateral Relations and Political Director.
He served as an ambassador to several countries – France, Algeria, Monaco and Andorra, as well as an ambassador-permanent representative to UNESCO, International Organization for Francophonie and the Council of Europe. He had honour to chair, at ambassadorial level, the Committee of the Ministers of the Council of Europe, during Bosnia and Herzegovina chairmanship of the Council of Europe in 2015.