The Czech business landscape is undergoing a transformative phase as two dynamic leaders take the helm of prominent organisations. The Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic have recently elected visionary presidents, bringing fresh perspectives and renewed vigour to these influential bodies. Let's explore the profiles of these remarkable individuals and their visions for driving economic growth and innovation.
The Confederation of Industry
The largest employers' organisation in the Czech Republic, the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, will now be headed by Jan Rafaj. Jaroslav Hanák, the long-standing president of the Confederation of Industry and Transport, is leaving the post. Jan Rafaj has been Vice President of the Confederation of Industry and Transport and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ostrava-based company Heimstaden Czech.He also has a long experience in industry and managerial positions. "During my presidential term, I want to focus on the five priorities I have already expressed during the pre-election period. These are the final Czech product, the Green Deal, digitalisation, the labour market and infrastructure. I will do everything to ensure that Czech industry does not lose its competitiveness and maintains its good name worldwide," says Jan Rafaj, President of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic.
Czech Chamber of Commerce
Succeeding Vladimir Dlouhý, Zdeněk Zajíček will become president of the Czech Chamber of Commerce for the next three-year term.Zdeněk Zajíček is the head of the ICT Union, a pioneer of Czech e-government and one of the key characters of digitalization in the Czech Republic. In the past, he worked as a deputy in the ministries of finance, justice and interior. "It is a great honour and commitment for me to lead the Czech Chamber of Commerce in a period when key decisions will have to be made in the Czech Republic on strategic investments in energy, transport and technical infrastructure, education and training. There is not much time for these decisions if we want to keep our economy and business competitive," says Zdeněk Zajíček, President of the Czech Chamber of Commerce.
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