Jan Hamacek (1978-)
Mr. Jan Hamacek serves as Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic from 27 November 2013. Mr. Hamacek rose to power as a Social Democrat member of Chamber of Deputies in 2006, becoming one of the youngest members of the Chamber. He is currently serving his third term and represents District Mlada Boleslav (Central Bohemian Region). At the 38th Congress of the Social Democrats in March 2015, he was elected Vice Chairman of the Czech Social Democratic Party.
His political career began as a member of the Young Social Democrats in 1998. He joined the Czech Social Democratic Party in 2001. He has been actively involved and gained a wide range of experience in local, regional and national politics. From 2001-2004, he served as Secretary of the Club of the Czech Social Democratic Party in the Assembly of the Central Bohemian Region; from 2004-2006, he was Head of International Department of Social Democrats and from 2005-2006 he was an Adviser to Former Prime Minister, Jiri Paroubek, in the sphere of foreign policy. He served as Chairman of the Young Social Democrats in 2002-2006 and as Vice President of the International Union of Social Youth (IUSY) in 2006-2008.
Throughout his tenure in the Chamber of Deputies in the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Mr. Hamacek chaired the Foreign Affairs Committee and was a member of the European Affairs Committee and the Permanent Commission of the Chamber of Deputies on Oversight over the work of Security Information Services (BIS). He was Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and a Shadow Minister of Defence for the Czech Social Democratic Party. From 2013, Mr. Hamacek serves as Chairman of the Steering Committee and a member of the Permanent Delegation to NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
Mr Hamacek and his wife, Kamila, have two sons.