Ambassador Gábor Iklódy is a Hungarian diplomat, currently serving as NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. He is the Secretary General’s primary advisor on emerging security challenges and their potential implications for the security of the Alliance and a member of the Secretary General’s senior management team.Ambassador Iklódy has a distinguished record of public service. He joined the Hungarian Foreign Service in 1983 and has since built up a long record in security policy and multilateral diplomacy, a large part of which he devoted to Euro-Atlantic integration. Before taking up his new position at NATO, he worked as Political Director and State Secretary in charge of multilateral issues, a position he was appointed to in 2009, with the main focus being on Hungary’s upcoming EU Presidency in the first half of 2011. In the period between 1999 and 2009 he served as Ambassador, first in Norway (accredited also in Iceland) and later in Sweden. At the time when Hungary joined the European Union and got integrated into its work, he filled the position of Director General for European Political Cooperation in Budapest (2003-2005).