Born 11. 11. 1956 in Prague
Graduated at Vysoká škola ekonomická, PRAHA /University for Economy,Prague/ 1982
March – December 1990 – Vice-Chairman of the National Committee for the District of Hradec Králové.
December 1990 to Sepember 1998 – Mayor of City of Hradec Králové
October 1999 – February 2001 – Administrator of the cities Istog/Istok and Gjakovë/Ðakovica in the United Nations Administrative Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
July 2003 – December 2003, political advisor to Provisional Authority (CPA) in Basra and Deputy Director of the Donor Coordination Department the Council for International Coordination (CIC) in Baghdad
January 2005 – August 2009 – Business counselor at the Czech Embassy in Washington DC.
September 2009 – August 2012 – Director of the Department of Bilateral Economic Relations and Export Support at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
September 2012- July 2017 – Consul General to the United States of America in New York.
September 2017 – June 2021 – Czech Ambassador to Kuwait and Qatar.
Since December 2021 – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Other activities in civic, public and international affairs:
1990-1998 Member of the Council of the Association of Towns and Villages of the Czech republic (SMO)
1992-1996 Member of the Presidium SMO,
1996-1998 Vice-President SMO
1992-2000 substitute Member of the Congress of Local and regional Authorities at the Council of Europe
1992-1998 Member of the Scientific Councils of University of Pardubice and of Pedagogical University of Hradec Kralove
1998-2000 President of political party Choice for city (VPM) oriented for local government,
1997- 2000 Supervisory Board of Thomas Gral Foundation oriented for interethnic tolerance
“Kosovo under my skin“ (by NoBan Prague, 2000) English and Czech version (“Kosovo na vlastni kuzi”)
„Svoboda na vlastní kůži“ (by Garavin 2021)
Married, 3 chlidren, 4 grandchildren