Zdeněk Tůma

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Zdeněk Tůma
Zdeněk Tůma - 12 června 2010.jpg
Governor of the Czech National Bank
In office
1 December 2000 – 30 June 2010
President Václav Havel
Václav Klaus
Preceded by Josef Tošovský
Succeeded by Miroslav Singer
Personal details
Born (1960-10-19) 19 October 1960 (age 56)
České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech
Alma mater University of Economics, Prague
London School of Economics

Zdeněk Tůma (born 19 October 1960) is a Czech economist and a former Governor of the Czech National Bank since 1 December 2000. He was confirmed by President Václav Klaus for another six-year term on 11 February 2005. Tůma resigns as of 30 June 2010.[1] Previously he was Vice Governor of the Bank from 13 February 1999 to 30 November 2000. According to iHNed.cz Governor Tůma's salary was $220,000.[2]

Tůma is a graduate of the Faculty of Trade at the University of Economics, Prague. Then he joined Institute for Forecasting of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences as a researcher. From 1993 to 1995 he was an advisor to the Minister of Industry and Trade. Before joining the Czech National Bank he held a position in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

He was a TOP 09 party nominee for the Mayor office of the Czech capital Prague in Czech local elections (October 2010).[3] Though TOP 09 won the most number of votes, they were unable to form a coalition with any other parties. The second- and third-place parties (ODS and ČSSD) instead made a coalition and Bohuslav Svoboda was elected Mayor by the City Council on 6 December 2010.[4]

In 2016 Tůma was awarded by Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award for his dedication to public service.

Tůma chairs the CERGE-EI Nadace (Foundation), which supports economic education in transition and developing countries. Tůma currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Global Panel Foundation, a respected NGO that works behind the scenes in crisis areas around the world.[5]


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