Governor of the Region
Governor of the Region:
- represents the region externally
- tasks that require the approval of the Regional Assembly or Council may be carried out by the Governor only after their prior approval
- must be a citizen of the Czech Republic
- elected by the Regional Council
- responsible to the Regional Assembly for performing his duties
Born in Ostrava on 15th April 1959, married with no children.
He is a graduate of VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava. He was awarded a prize by the Minister of Education of the Czechoslovak Republic for excellence in study and is the founder of education in informatics in Ostrava. He was rector of the VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava from February 2010 to November 2016. Prior to this, he was Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics at the same university.
He gained a professorship in computer engineering and was a visiting professor at Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria for ten years. He worked on research programmes in the USA for Software Research Labs, Texas Instruments. He is the primary author of a project for building one of the biggest super computers in Europe – IT4Innovations. He was also a member of the Government Council for Science, Research, and Innovation between 2011 and 2016.
He was elected for the first time to the post of Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region on 10 November 2016. He was then re-elected to his position as Governor of the Region on 5 November 2020. Since 21 st October 2017, he has been a Member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic for the ANO 2011 movement. He is the Chairman of the Committee on Science, Education, Youth and Sports. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic and also the Chairman of the Commission for Financial and Development Programmes of the ARCR Council.
Office hours for the public:
Monday, Wednesday: 8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8 am to 2.30 pm
Friday: 8 am to 1 pm