Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Jan Lipavský became the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on December 17, 2021. Prior to becoming minister, Jan Lipavský entered government as a parliamentary representative. He served four years in the Chamber of Deputies as the Vice-Chairman on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on Defense. Likewise, he was on three other committees: the Standing Committee on Hybrid Threats, the Subcommittee on Migration and Asylum Policy, and the Subcommittee on Defense, Cyber, and Security Policy and Strategic Concepts of the Czech Republic. Lipavský specializes primarily in energy and international security and hybrid threats. Before entering politics, he pursued a career in the private sector in the field of banking information technologies. He worked for companies such as McKinsey & Company, Euro RSCG, ZOOT, Total Solutions, and Moro Systems. Jan Lipavský was born in Prague, where he grew up and completed grammar school. He went on to graduate with a degree in International Area Studies from Charles University’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of International Studies. During his studies, he spent a year abroad at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. Jan Lipavský has an eight-year-old daughter. He speaks fluent English and German at upper-intermediate level.