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Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the People´s Republic of China


 H.E. Mr. Vladimír Tomšík


Born on 12 June 1974 in Celadna in the Czech Republic. He is married with 3 children. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration (he obtained MA in Economics) and the Faculty of Finance and Accounting (he obtained MA in Finance) at the University of Economics in Prague, and the Faculty of Social Sciences (he obtained MSc in Economic Theory) at Charles University in Prague. He has PhDs in Economic Policy (from the University of Economics, Prague) and Economics (from Charles University, Prague). In 2004, he qualified as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Finance and Accounting at the University of Economics in Prague. In 2009, he was appointed Professor of Finance at the proposal of the Scientific Council of the University of Economics in Prague.

From 1997 he worked as special assistant at the University of Economics in Prague. In 2000 he became an analyst in the Macroeconomic Analysis Team of the Chief Economist at Komercni banka – Societe General Group. From September 2000, he worked as Chief Economist at the financial and consulting group Newton Holding. From 2005 to his appointment as Czech National Bank Board member he held the post of Deputy Head of the team analysing the rules for multilateral trade and investment at the World Trade Institute (WTI) in Switzerland.

He has lectured on monetary policy, financial stability policy, economic policy, macroeconomic analysis and forecasting and international finance at various universities, especially the University of Economic, Charles University, Newton College and the University of Economics and Management in Prague. He has studied and worked in Ireland, Germany, the United States and Switzerland. He regularly speaks and publishes on monetary policy, financial stability, and macroeconomics in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. He is author or co-author of the books Monetary Economics in a Small Open Economy (2003 and 2008), Macroeconomic Facts of the Czech Transformation (2007) and Economics and Common Sense (2011). He was a member of scientific and academic boards at various universities (University of Economics, Masaryk University and Skoda Auto University).

He was appointed a member of the Czech National Bank Board on 1 December 2006 for a six-year term. The President of the Czech Republic appointed him Czech National Bank Vice-Governor with effect from 1 July 2010. He was appointed Czech National Bank Vice-Governor for a second six-year term with effect from 1 December 2012. His term as Vice-Governor expired in November 2018.

At the Czech National Bank he was responsible for the financial stability and financial market supervision. He was a member of the European Systemic Risk Board and the Basel Consultative Group of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. He was an Alternate Governor of the Czech Republic at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC.