Tacan Ildem

Assistant Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy at NATO,

Ambassador Tacan İldem is the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy. He directs the Public Diplomacy Division that works to raise the Alliance’s profile with audiences around the world in order to build understanding of, and support for, NATO’s policies and operations. He also oversees the coordination of all Strategic Communications activities across NATO. Ambassador İldem is a senior Turkish diplomat. Since the start of his career in 1978, he has held bilateral and multilateral positions including Ambassador to the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to NATO and the OSCE.