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Jaroslav Kantůrek

Consul General of the Czech Republic in Chicago
(with jurisdiction over the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin)
 


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

Professional Career:
2015-2019     Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Special Envoy for Expatriate Affairs
2014-2015     Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Public Diplomacy Dept.
2010-2014    Consul General of the Czech Republic in Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR
2006-2009   General Director of Czech Centres
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
1981-1989     Čedok (National Tourist Agency), Prague

Achievements:
2015-2019        
Member of Consulting Board of the Permanent Committee of Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic for Czechs living abroad
Member of Consulting Board for Czech Radio Foreign Broadcast
Member of Commission for Compatriot Affairs and Educational Programs
2008-2009    
Member of Advisory Board for Culture and Tourism to the Mayor of Prague                   
Member of Prague Quadrennial Council and Advisory Board for Design and the Creative Industry to CzechTrade


Languages:
English, German, Dutch, Russian
French (working knowledge)

Personal:
Married with one daughter