Expert Profile

Amb. Oleksandr Chalyi
Position(s) Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Amb. Oleksandr Chalyi has over 45 years of experience in diplomacy, leadership, law, advisory and education in the public and private sectors of Ukraine. For many years, as a high-ranking diplomat, Amb. Oleksandr Chalyi has held key leadership positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. He was directly responsible for numerous negotiations on key strategic and problematic issues of Ukrainian foreign and security policy.

He represented Ukraine in the Council of Europe as an ambassador as First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Later on, he served as the Diplomatic Adviser of President Yushchenko and Deputy Head of Presidential Secretariat; in this capacity he coordinated developing key Ukrainian strategic international and security initiatives.

Since February 2022, Ambassador Chalyi was involved, as a diplomatic volunteer, in negotiations with the Russian Federation on a peaceful settlement of the war.