A vice-chair of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic for economic policy and a director of Aspen Institute Prague. A former deputy vice-prime minister for economy and later a member of the management of ŠkodaAuto. He teaches at the Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is the director of the board of director at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and a member of the Corporate Council at Forum 2000 Foundation. He graduated from Charles University and University of Cambridge.