Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Jan Lipavský (The Czech Pirate Party), the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, was appointed on December 17, 2021. 

From 2017 to 2021, he served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. He held the position of Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on Defence. He was a member of the Standing Commission on Hybrid Threats, the Subcommittee on Defence, Cyber and Security Policy and the Strategic Concept of the Czech Republic, and the Subcommittee on Migration and Asylum Policy. As an MP, he focused mainly on energy and international security issues and hybrid threats. 

Jan Lipavský is the author of the Czech version of the Magnitsky Act, which allows the imposition of sanctions against foreigners and companies who have committed serious illegal acts. In November 2022, he received the The Magnitsky Human Rights Award for contribution to the protection of human rights. In the same year, he was awarded the Ukrainian Order of Merit. 

Before entering politics, he worked in the private sector in banking information technology. He worked for companies such as McKinsey & Company, Euro RSCG, ZOOT, Total Solutions and Moro Systems. 

Mr. Lipavský graduated in International Territorial Studies at the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. During his studies he spent a year at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom.