H.E. Mr. Karel Dyba
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the OECD, 2007-2012
Ambassador Karel Dyba took up his duties as Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the OECD on 10 October 2007.
Born in 1940, Mr. Dyba holds a Doctorate degree in economics obtained in 1973 from the University of Economics, Prague. He is Professor of Economics since 2007.
From 1964 to 1971, Mr. Dyba was teaching at the University of Economics at Prague. Subsequently, he was appointed Researcher and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Economics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. In 1984, Mr. Dyba was appointed Senior Researcher and Project Manager at the Institute for Forecasting of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.
In 1990, Mr. Dyba was appointed Minister of Economic Policy and Development. The same year, he became Director of the Institute of Economics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. He was also elected President of the Czech Economic Association, a position he held until 1996. In 1992, he was elected Member of Parliament for the Civic Democratic Party. He served as Minister of Economy from 1992 to 1996 under Prime Minister Vaclav Klaus.
From 1997, until his nomination as Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the OECD, Mr. Dyba was a private consultant specializing in policy and strategy related issues. He also served on the Supervisory Boards of Komerční banka, a Czech commercial bank; and České radiokomunikace, a telecommunication company. He became Professor of Economics in 2007.
Ambassador Dyba is married and has two children.
Publications in English are attached below.