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|Governor of the Czech National Bank|
1 December 2000 – 30 June 2010
|Preceded by||Josef Tošovský|
|Succeeded by||Miroslav Singer|
19 October 1960 |
České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
|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. 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.
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). 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.
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.