Václav Nekvapil

Managing Partner, CEC Government Relations

Topic: Lobbying

Vaclav graduated in political science from Charles University in Prague in 2005, obtained a postgraduate qualification in public administration and diplomacy at the École nationale d´administration (ENA) in 2008 and Ph.D in politics from Charles University in 2013. He also possesses numerous other academic qualifications and experience, including a Marshall Memorial Fellowship (2010) or internship at the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris (2008).

After 2004, Vaclav was for three years a senior adviser to a member of the Czech Parliament a worked for the Office of the Government. He also served as Vice Chairman and Research Director of leading Czech think-tank, the Association for International Affairs (AMO). At the Association, he headed a team of research fellows, commented foreign policy for domestic and international media and ran international projects in Belarus, Ukraine and in South Caucasus.

After 2008, Vaclav became Executive Director for the Association for Communication in the Public Sector, where he was responsible for management of the organization, cooperation with partners and members (ministries, regions, and municipalities), political parties, designing and preparing communication audits, research, and training for civil servants, as well as consultancy in marketing, PR, and communication for senior politicians. Vaclav’s public affairs expertise is especially strong in ICT, financial services, EU affairs, defense, transport, FMCG, third party outreach and building relations with stakeholders. In 2012 he became President of newly established Association of Public Affairs Agencies of the Czech Republic (APAA), he is registered lobbyist in the EU Joint Transparency Register. Vaclav is fluent in Czech, English, and French, with working knowledge of German.