I was born on 14 January 1980 in Polička. I have graduated at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, as well as at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including also studies in Universidad de Seville in Spain in 2002. I have passed several dedicated trainings and courses in Spain, Belgium, USA and Switzerland. As from 2015 I am member of PhD courses at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague with a focus on international trade. I speak fluent English, Spanish and French. I am married with two kids.
After my studies I started my professional career as a diplomat in Greece, Athens and later on within the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic in the EU. I was head of the agriculture and environment unit, participating in the negotiations of the previous EU Common Agricultural Policy as well as national items such as protection of local, traditional Czech products (famous trademarks of Karlovy Vary wafers, Czech carp or Olomouc curd cheese). As from January to October 2012 I was a Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic and moved from 2013 to Phillip Morris Company.
I made a personal decision to move into the European parliament to actively promote the interests of the Czech and European citizens in the area of agriculture, food sector and rural development. Therefore I am happy to become a member of the Agriculture committee and be able to actively shape the future of the European farmers.