Ministry Administration

Jan Landa

Ing. Jan Landa was born in 1957 in Louny, graduated from the University of Economics in Prague. During his professional career he gained managerial experience in the financing and management of companies, in corporate budgets, planning, controlling and in the exercise of state administration. In the past, he served as the CFO in companies such as Unipetrol and Kaučuk. Prior to joining the Ministry, he served as Secretary of the Municipality of Lovosice. He was the first Deputy Minister responsible for a Section of the office of the ministry, currently he is the State Secretary at the Ministry of the Environment. In his leisure time he enjoys skiing, cycling or playing tennis. He is married and has two adult sons.

Jan Kriz

Ing. Jan Kříž was born in 1976 and graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Czech Technical University. During his career he has gained a lot of experience with EU funds and a financial system. He worked at the Ministry of the Environment in the years 2007 - 2010 as Director of the Department of EU Funds and then in the position of Deputy Director and Head the Department of EU Structural Funds at the State Environmental Fund. In years 2010 - 2013 he focused on funding from the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports first as a Director and later in position of Director General. Currently, he is the Deputy Minister for Section of EU Funds, Economic and Voluntary Instruments at the Ministry of the Environment. He is married and has one son.

Vladimír Mana

Ing. Vladimír Mana was born in 1965 and graduated from the Faculty of Forestry at University of Agriculture in Brno. From 1999 he worked at the Administration of the Protected Landscape Area Bílé Karpaty in Luhačovice. In 2001 he was appointed the Head of the Regional Office of the Nature Conservation Agency (NCA) of the Czech Republic in Ostrava and was later appointed Deputy Director of NCA. From 2010 to 2013 he cooperated with the Polish Research Institute in Katowice on an international project AIR Silesia. Between 2003 and 2012 he gave lectures on Management and Economics of Environmental protection and Environmental Policy at the University of Ostrava. At the Ministry he holds the position of a Deputy Minister for Section of State Administration. He is married and has two daughters.

Vladimír Dolejský

Ing. Vladimír Dolejský, Ph.D., was born in 1964 in Moravský Krumlov and graduated from the Faculty of Forestry at University of Agriculture in Brno. He acquired a doctoral degree at the Faculty of Forestry at University of Agriculture in Prague. After graduation he worked in the organization Lesy ČR, first as Production and Technical Director and later as Managing Director. In following years he also held the position of Director of Forest Protection at the Czech Environmental Information Agency. He is a member of the Scientific Council of Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology of Mendel University in Brno. At the Ministry of the Environment he worked as Director of Department of National Park Care in the years 2009 – 2011 and since February 2014 he has held the position of Deputy Minister for Section of Nature and Landscape Protection. Vladimír Dolejský is divorced, has two children and his hobby is horse breeding.

Berenika Peštová

Ing. Berenika Peštová, Ph.D., was born in 1971 in Most, graduated from the Faculty of Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering at the Czech Technical University and she gained a doctoral degree at the VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, where she specialized in biological treatment of waste water and waste management. In the period of 1996 - 2008 she worked at Chemopetrol as the executive manager of water quality. Currently, she is the Deputy Minister for Section of Technical Protection of the Environment.

Vladislav Smrž

Ing. Vladislav Smrž was born in 1977, he graduated from the Socio-Economic Faculty of the University of JE Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem. He worked in the chemical and automotive industries, where he was responsible for human resources, security and asset management. Before joining MoE he worked as personnel director at Lovochemie. In his leisure time he enjoys sports, skiing and riding horse. He is married and has two daughters. He is currently Deputy Minister for Section of Environmental Policy and International Relations at MoE.