Keynote Speaker/ Czech Republic
Andrej Babiš has been the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic since December 2017. He served from 2014 to 2017 as Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. He received his degree at the University of Economics in Bratislava, with studies focusing on international trade. He began his career as a trader for the Chemapol company in Bratislava, and later continued it for the Petrimex company. In 1993, he established his own company, Agrofert, which is now an international conglomerate with more than 250 subsidiaries in several industries: chemical, agriculture, food processing, forestry and timbering, ground- technologies, technology and transportation, renewable energy sources and as well as media. Since 2011 he has been the chairman of the ANO political movement, which received the second largest number of votes in the 2013 parliamentary elections.