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Director General

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Ambassador Marc Otte is Director General of the Egmont Institute since August 2014.

Marc Otte was born 26/04/1947. He has been Director for Policy Planning, MFA Brussels Belgium, from March 2011 to February 2016. He was the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process from 2003 to 2011 and Adviser on Defence and Security Policy to the High Representative for Common Foreign and Security, Javier Solana (1999 to 2003). He joined the Belgian MFA in 1976 and held various assignments among which, Consul General in Los Angeles, Ambassador to Israel and Director for Security Policy and Disarmament. He holds a Master in Political and Social Sciences and a post-graduate of the Institute for Developing Countries, University of Louvain, Belgium. He wrote several articles and publications on transatlantic issues, European Security and Defence policy and the Middle East Peace Process. Marc Otte is also vice-president of the European Institute for Peace and Belgian Special Envoy for Syria.