Vladimir Dlouhý is the President of Eurochambers. In addition, he is a qualified mathematician with a PhD from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and a member of the International Advisory Group of Goldman Sachs International in London. He further sits on the Supervisory Group of Kooperativa, a.s. in Prague and Česka Zbrojovka Group SE. He also chairs the Advisory Board of the Meridiam Infrastructure in Paris.
From 1989 to 1990, he served as Deputy-Prime Minister of the Czechoslovak Government. In June 1990 was elected to the Federal Parliament, appointed as the Federal Minister of Economy. In 1992, after the separation of Czechoslovakia, he became Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.
In addition, he is an associated professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University in Prague and a member of the Board of Directors of the Czech Technical University and the Brno University of Technology. Until 2013, he was member of the Board of International Overseers of the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Mr Dlouhý holds degrees in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the Prague School of Economics and Mathematical Statistics and Probability from Charles University. He holds an MBA from the Catholic University of Louvain and a PHD from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Russian and speaks French and German.