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Consul General

J. Kantůrek


Curriculum Vitae

Name:                       Jaroslav Kantůrek

Date of birth:            24.05. 1957

Place of birth:            Prague

Nationality:               Czech



1976-1980      Prague  School of Economics, M.A. in Economics and Foreign Trade

Professional Career:

2010                Consul General of the Czech Republic in Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR

2006-2009      General Director of Czech Centres

Czech Centres is an organization founded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The mission is to advance the cultural dialogue between the Czech Republic and the world at large, and to promote the Czech Republic’s culture, sciences and humanities, education, trade and tourism.

2002-2006      Councellor of Embassy and Director of Czech Centre in Stockholm, Sweden

1997-2002      Councellor of Embassy and Director of Czech Centre in The Hague, The Netherlands

1997               Czech Centres Head Office, Prague

1993-1996      Director of Čedok Branch Office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1990-1993      Director of Čedok Branch Office in Zurich, Switzerland

1981-1990      Čedok (National Tourist Agency), Prague


2008-2009      Member of Advisory board for culture and tourism to the Mayor of the City of Prague

2007-2009      Member of PQ Council (Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and    

                        Space) appointed by the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic

2007                Member of Advisory board for design to CzechTrade

2004                Awarded by the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs for excellent achievements in international presentation of the Czech Republic

Language skills:

English, German (fluently)

Dutch, Russian (communicative level)


Interest in culture, performing arts and history


Leisure sports

Marital status:     

married with one daughter