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. Governor of the Region – must be a citizen of the Czech Republic, he is elected by the Council. He is responsible to the Regional Assembly for performing his duties.

prof. Ing. Ivo Vondrák, CSc.

He was born in Ostrava on 15th April, 1959, is married and has no children.

He is a graduate from the 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 is a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic for the ANO Movement 2011 since 21 October 2017. He is a member of the Committee for Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports and the Subcommittee for Science and Higher Education. He is currently the chairman of the committee for Education of the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic Council.

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