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 57)
České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech
Alma mater University of Economics, Prague
London School of Economics
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Zdeněk Tůma (born 19 October 1960) is a Czech economist, who was the Governor of the Czech National Bank from 1 December 2000 to 30 June 2010. He had previously served as Vice Governor of the Bank from 13 February 1999 to 30 November 2000.

Career[edit]

Tůma was born in 1960 in Ceske Budejovice.[1] After graduating from the Faculty of Trade at the University of Economics, Prague, he became an assistant professor at the same institution.[1] He subsequently joined the Institute for Forecasting of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences as a researcher, and then the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, where he was Director of the Department for Macroeconomics.[1] From 1993 to 1995 he was an adviser to the Minister of Industry and Trade.[citation needed] From 1996 to 1998 he worked in the private sector, including a spell in London as an Executive Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.[1]

Tůma returned to Prague in 1998 and joined the Czech National Bank, as vice-governor.[1] He was appointed as Governor of the Czech National Bank on 1 December 2000, and was confirmed by President Václav Klaus for another six-year term on 11 February 2005. He resigned on 30 June 2010.[2] According to iHNed.cz Governor Tůma's salary was $220,000.[3]

He was the candidate of TOP 09 to become the Mayor of Prague in local elections in October 2010.[4] Though TOP 09 won the most votes, they were unable to form a coalition with any other parties. The second- and third-place parties (ODS and ČSSD) instead formed a coalition and Bohuslav Svoboda was elected Mayor by the City Council on 30 November 2010.[5]

Since 2011 Tůma has returned to the private sector, working in financial services for KPMG.[1] He also chairs the CERGE-EI Nadace (Foundation), which supports economic education in transition and developing countries.[citation needed] He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Global Panel Foundation, an NGO that works behind the scenes in crisis areas around the world.[6]

In 2016 Tůma received the Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award for his dedication to public service.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Former governor of Czech National Bank Zdeněk Tůma among successful FIR alumni". Faculty of International Relations. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ "CNB Governor Zdeněk Tůma resigns as of 30 June 2010". Czech National Bank. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ Králíček, Tomáš; Voseček, Václav (26 May 2008). "ČNB odtajnila platy. Členové rady berou kolem 2 miliónů". Hospodářské noviny. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  4. ^ Carney, Sean (16 July 2010). "Czech Central Banker, Corruption Fighter Put Squeeze on Conservatives". Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ Lazarová, Daniela (30 November 2010). "Bohuslav Svoboda elected Mayor of Prague". Radio Praha. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
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  7. ^ "Prague Society udělila Ceny Hanno R. Ellenbogen za celoživotní obětavost veřejné službě". 7 April 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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