Curriculum Vitae: Vadim Smirnov On-site Inspection Division

Vadim Smirnov is the Director of On-Site Inspection Division of the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) since 20 August 2018.

Between 2010 and 2018, Mr. Smirnov served as Deputy Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna, Austria.

Prior to that, Mr. Smirnov, a career diplomat, held various posts in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and abroad.  During that time he served as the Deputy Director of the Department of International Organizations, Chief of Staff at the Office of Deputy Foreign Minister, Counsellor, Senior Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, New York, USA, and also worked in Australia and China.

Mr. Smirnov holds a Diploma from the Moscow State University.

He is married and has two daughters.