Martin Kupka has been appointed Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic December 17th 2021
Martin Kupka was born in Jilemnice. He studied at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Charles University. He majored in journalism and mass communication. During his studies, he worked as an editor and presenter in Český rozhlas 3 – Vltava. Between 2000 and 2002, he worked as a spokesperson for Prague City Hall.
After one-year break in private sector, he returned to public administration as a spokesperson for Central Bohemian Region. His responsibility was public communication and presentation of regional tourism. In 2009, he worked as a spokesperson and director of Communication Department at the Ministry of Transport. As director of media section and spokesperson for Civic Democratic Party (ODS), he participated in a campaign for 2010 parliamentary elections in. He was also involved in all subsequent campaigns.
In June 2010, he became a spokesperson for the Czech government. After ODS claimed victory in 2010 local elections, he became mayor of Líbeznice municipality. He successfully defended the position in 2014 and 2018 elections. He also became a member of Central Bohemian Region Council Board after successful 2016 regional elections. His area of expertise was public health. In 2020, he returned to the Council as a deputy president of the region for road transport. In autumn 2017, he was elected member of the Czech parliament and successfully defended his position in 2021 elections.
In January 2014 at the 24th Congress of ODS, he was elected the party’s vice-president. He successfully defended this position on the 25th, 26th and 27th Congress in 2016, 2018 and 2020.
Mr Kupka is married with two children. He speak English. His hobbies are books, music and tourism.
Martin Kupka, born on 28 October 1975
1994 – 1998 Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
1998 – 2001 Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
2000 – 2002 Prague City Hall
2004 – 2008 Regional Authority, Central Bohemian Region
2009 Communication Department, Ministry of Transport
2010 Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
Since 2010 Líbeznice municipality
2016 – 2017 Member of Council Board, Central Bohemian Region
Public Health area
Since 2017 Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
Since 2020 Central Bohemian Region Authority
Deputy President of the Region for Road Transport