Ivan Fuksa

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Ivan Fuksa
Minister of Agriculture
In office
13 July 2010 – 4 October 2011
Prime Minister Petr Nečas
Preceded by Jakub Šebesta
Succeeded by Petr Bendl
Mayor of Příbram
In office
2002–2006
Preceded by Josef Vacek
Succeeded by Josef Řihák
Personal details
Born (1963-07-15) July 15, 1963 (age 50)
Příbram, Czechoslovakia
Political party ODS
Alma mater University of Žilina

Ivan Fuksa (born July 15, 1963 in Příbram) is a Czech local politician. Fuksa was a mayor of Příbram between 2002 and 2006 and is first deputy of the Minister of Finance. From July 2010 to October 2011 he served as a Minister of Agriculture.

Fuksa is graduate at Transport and Communications University in Prague. He worked in the municipal transport company in Prague and after having returned to Příbram in 1988, he became teacher.

He was elected into Příbram city assembly in 1990 as the Civic Forum member. He co-founded Příbram’s Civic Democratic Party (ODS), led it in the municipal elections and became Příbram’s mayor in 2002. He replaced Josef Vacek in the seat.

In 2006, Fuksa's led ODS gained two more seats in the city assembly, but the party was not able to find a coalition partner and had to leave to opposition. Fuksa was replaced by new social-democratic mayor Josef Řihák, his former coalition partner.

On January 29, 2007 Minister of Finance Miroslav Kalousek named Fuksa his first deputy after the ODS nomination.

Fuksa is married again after divorcing once, has two children from his second marriage. He is an active athlete, he has participated in several sea-sailing competitions, climbed the top of Mont Blanc and finished several international marathons.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Josef Vacek
Mayor of Příbram
2002-2006
Succeeded by
Josef Řihák