Vladimír Dlouhý studied mathematical economics and econometrics at School of Economics in Prague, later MBA at Catholic University in Leuven (Belgium) and post-graduate studies of mathematical statistics and probability at Charles University in Prague. In 1989, he was invited by Václav Havel to join the first post-communist government and till 1992, served as Minister of Economy of Czechoslovakia. After the split of the country, till June 1997, he served as Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic in the Government of Prime Minister Klaus. Simultaneously, he was member of the Parliament and vice-chairman of Civic Democratic Alliance, a party forming governing coalition. Since 1997, he has been member of International Advisory Board of Goldman Sachs, covering Central and Eastern Europe, retiring in 2021. Between 1997 and 2010, in the similar capacity, he advised to ABB, from 2013 till 2018 to Rolls-Royce. Currently, he is member of the Advisory Board, Meridiam Infrastructure, Paris, France, and is serving as a member of several Boards, both in the Czech Republic and overseas. In 2014, he was elected President of the Czech Chamber of Commerce. From January 2015 to December 2019, he was Chairman of the Czech chapter of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), in November 2019 he became vice-president of Eurochambres. He is also an Associate Professor at Charles University in Prague. In 2009-2016 he was vice-chairman of European Group of Trilateral Commission, in 2009-2012 member of European Advisory Group to Managing Director of IMF. In 2012, he was running for the President of the Czech Republic.
Ivan Bartoš, Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalisation; Minister for Regional Development, Government of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Karel Havlíček, Vice-President, Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Vladimír Dlouhý, President, Czech Chamber of Commerce (Czech Republic)
Jan Blažek, Chairman of the Board, Bankovní identita, a.s. (Czech Republic)
Simona Kijonková, Founder and CEO, Packeta Group (Czech Republic)
Markéta Přenosilová, Chairman of the Board, Europe Startup Nations Alliance (Czech Republic)