H.E. Jan Sadek

Ambassador - European Union Delegation to the Republic of Uganda

Ambassador Jan Sadek is the Head of the EU Delegation to Uganda. He is a Swedish career diplomat; his first posts abroad include Prague (Czech Republic), Moscow (Russia) and Minsk (Belarus).

After three years as Head of the Consular Section at the MFA in Stockholm, in the aftermath of the Tsunami, he was in 2008 appointed Ambassador of Sweden to Sudan – liking it so much that he stayed for five years. During that time, he was furthermore accredited to the Republic of South Sudan as of 2011.

From 2013 to 2017, Ambassador Sadek was the Swedish Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union in Addis Ababa, with an accreditation also to Djibouti and to IGAD.

After his return to Stockholm, he took a year of paternity leave with his two youngest children.

In 2018, he was appointed Ambassador of the European Union to Botswana and to the regional economic community SADC (Southern African Development Community).

By training, Ambassador Sadek has a degree in medicine. He also served as a UN Officer during the war in Bosnia-Hercegovina and as a member of the OSCE Mission to Sarajevo, in 1994-1995.

He speaks Swedish, English, Russian, French, Czech and some Bosnian.

Ambassador Sadek is married to a Swedish diplomat, and they have three children.