Ambassador Hakan KIVANÇ was born in Ankara on 6 April 1963.
Ambassador KIVANÇ joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Turkey in 1985 as a career diplomat. He graduated from the Ankara College in 1981 and graduated from the Middle East Technical University(METU) with a B.S. Degree from theDepartment of Political Science and Public Administration in 1985.
Ambassador KIVANÇ worked in various positions in the Foreign Ministry; in the Directorates General of Research and Intelligence, Administrative and Financial Affairs, Consular Affairs, Cultural Affairs, Bilateral and Multilateral Economic Affairs, Protocol, NATO-International Security Affairs and Bilateral Political Affairs. He has completed his military service from 1986 to 1987 as a Lieutenant in the Turkish General Staff, General Plans and Policies Division, Nuclear Strategy and Disarmament Section.
Postings of Ambassador KIVANÇ include:
Turkish Embassy in Belgrade (1989-1992), Third Secretary, Second Secretary
Turkish Embassy in Jakarta (1992-1994), Second Secretary (DCM)
Turkish Embassy in Minsk (1996-2000), First Secretary, Counsellor (DCM)
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Turkey to United Nations Office in Geneva (2002-2006), Counsellor and First Counsellor,
Consul General, Turkish Consulate General in Düsseldorf, (2008-2009)
Consul General, Turkish Consulate General in Zürich, (2009-2012)
Ambassador KIVANÇ served as the Deputy General Director of East Asia (China, Japan, ROK, DPRK) as Minister Plenipotentiary, from 2013 to 2017, and was appointed as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to the Republic of Zimbabwe with the Decision of the Council of Ministers No: 2017/10868, dated September 22, 2017.
Ambassador KIVANÇ is married to Meltem KIVANÇ and they have two children.
Ambassador KIVANÇ speaks English, Russian, Bahasa, Serbian and French.