ELS social ministerial meeting › Czech Republic, Jaromír Drábek, Labour and Social Affairs Minister
Born 5 March 1965 in Jablonec nad Nisou, where he lives to this day. Jaromír Drábek is married and has 2 children. His interests include hiking, skiing, literature and music (especially music accompanied by his children's group, Duo D + 22).
In 1983 he entered the Czech Technical University in Prague's electro-technical faculty, in the department of technical cybernetics, which he successfully finished in 1988. From 1992-1998 he was a PhD candidate at Czech Technical University in Prague in the electro-technical faculty, in the department of control technology.
Professional and Public Activity:
From 1988-1993 Jaromír Drábek served as a research worker in the Energy Research Institute. From 1993 he was the deputy chairman of the board of ABEGU, a.s., which provides services to the energy industry.
From 1992 he served in the Czech Chamber of Commerce, and from 2002-2008 he was its president. From 2004-2008 he was a member of the management council of Eurochambres, the European Association of Chambers of Commerce.
In 2005 he became a member of the National Discussion Group for Taxes and also a member of the board of directors of the Technical University in Liberec. He was one of the initiators of the creation of the Council for the Development of the Business Environment in 2002, and the Government's Economic Council, which was formed in 2005, and was a member in both advisory bodies.
Since 2007, Jaromír Drábek has been a member of the board of the Arbitration Court of the Czech Chamber of Commerce and Agrarian Council of the Czech Republic, and is registered as a judge on the court's papers.
In 2008 he was named honorary president of the Czech Chamber of Commerce, and in the same year he became the chairman of the National Council of the International Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic.
From 2002 to 2006 he was a councilman in the city of Jablonec nad Nisou.
Until the creation of TOP 09, Jaromír Drábek was not a member of any political party.