Lukáš Wagenknecht

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Lukáš Wagenknecht
Lukáš Wagenknecht 3 May 2018.jpg
Wagenknecht in 2018
Senator from Prague 8
Assumed office
13 October 2018
Preceded byDaniela Filipiová
Personal details
Born (1978-09-24) 24 September 1978 (age 40)
Pardubice, Czech Republic
NationalityCzech
Political partyCzech Pirate Party
Alma materUniversity of Pardubice
OccupationEconomist, auditor
Websitehttps://lukaswagenknecht.cz/

Lukáš Wagenknecht (born 24 September 1978) is a Czech economist and politician serving as a Member of the Senate of the Czech Republic for the Czech Pirate Party since the 2018 election. Wagenknecht co-founded the auditing organization and think tank Good Governance and is a contributor to Neovlivní.cz, a publisher of investigative journalism.

Life and work[edit]

Lukáš Wagenknecht was born on 24 September, 1978 in Pardubice, northern-central Czech Republic. He studied at the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the University of Pardubice from 1998 to 2003 and subsequently started his professional career as an internal auditor at the Ministry of the Interior, in 2003.[1]

From February 2014 to June 2015, Wagenknecht served as the first Deputy Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic in the field of financial management and audit.[2] In 2015, he received the Prize for Courage for whistleblowing from the Anticorruption Endowment foundation.[1] Wagenknecht co-founded the auditing organization and think tank Good Governance[3] and since January 2018, he is a contributor to Neovlivní.cz, a publisher of investigative journalism.[4]

Wagenknecht was elected a Member of the Senate of the Czech Republic for the Czech Pirate Party in the 2018 election.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lukáš Wagenknecht. Anticorruption Endowment. 9. 12. 2015.
  2. ^ The tangled affairs of the probable next Czech prime minister. Sep 21st 2017. The Economist.
  3. ^ Babiš prokazatelně lže. Čapí hnízdo je podle Evropské komise dotační podvod, tvrdí Wagenknecht (in Czech). Czech Radio. 19 January, 2018.
  4. ^ neovlivní.cz buduje ekonomickou redakci, tým posílil Wagenknecht (in Czech). Neovlivní.cz. 17.1.2018
  5. ^ "Ivan Štern: Wagenknecht vyhrál senátní volby" (in Czech). Czech Radio. 2018-10-13. Retrieved 2018-10-16.

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