President of the Pilsen Region
After graduating from the Skoda Secondary School, he started working as a worker in the Skoda factory in Pilsen. Later he worked as a technician, master and personnel director of one of Skoda´s subsidiaries. In 2002, he became the personnel director of Skoda Holding and later its executive director. In 2010 he was appointed a member of the Board of Directors and CEO of Skoda Transportation. His activities have always been broader, with the Techmania Science & Entertainment Centre for Children and Youth example.
In 1989, he activated Skoda employees against the communist regime. He was a co-founder of the Skoda Civic Forum. He left politics in 1990, but interest in public affairs persisted. He joined ČSSD in 2015 and was elected leader for regional elections to the Pilsen Regional Council in the same year. In 2016 he was elected the president of the Pilsen Region.