MTCR Chair and Troika

Ambassador Grigory Mashkov (Current Chair)

Mr. Grigory Mashkov is Ambassador at Large for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Mr. Mashkov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (graduated in 1982) and speaks Russian, Spanish and English. Before becoming Ambassador at Large, Mr. Mashkov was the Deputy Director for the Department for Non-proliferation and Arms Control. Mr. Mashkov was honoured the State award for major input in the field of military-technical cooperation between the Russian Federation and foreign states and for work on national export control system (2008). He is married and has two children.

 Ambassador Thomas Hajnoczi (Former Chair)

After his graduation as doctor of law, Thomas Hajnoczi joined the Austrian foreign service.

Over the past four decades his posts abroad included Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway, Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Specialized Organisations in Geneva.

At the ministry in Vienna he has served i.a. as Director for Security Policy and Head of Department for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. To the latter position he returned in 2017 with the rank of Ambassador.

Ambassador Ambassador Nadine Olivieri Lozano (Future Chair)

Ambassador Nadine Olivieri Lozano is currently the Head of the Division for International Security at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. From 2015 to 2018, she served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and Deputy Head of Mission in charge of Multilateral Affairs section at the Swiss Embassy in The Hague. Ms. Olivieri Lozano joined the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in 2004. She holds a Master from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IUHEI) in Geneva. She is married and has two children.