Mgr. Richard Brabec, Minister of the Environment
Richard Brabec was born on 5 July 1966 in Kladno, he graduated from the Faculty of Nature Science, Charles University, Department of Geology, combined with foreign languages. He worked as the director of the Czech-Moravian Commodity Stock Exchange Kladno, in various positions in the financial section of the company Unipetrol, as Chief Financial Officer in Spolana Neratovice and as CEO of Lovochemie company. Since 2007, he deals with issues relating to European and domestic legislation on the environment, particularly the issue of REACH, an integrated permit system and emission allowances. Richard Brabec has two sons, speaks English, French and Russian.
In elections to the Chamber of Deputies in October 2013, he was elected from the political Movement ANO 2011, on 29th January 2014 he was appointed as Minister of the environment by Milos Zeman, President of the Czech Republic.