(2017 - 2018)
Ing. Karla SLECHTOVA
Minister of Defence
Karla Slechtova (born 22 May 1977) is a Czech politician and economist who served as Minister of Defence from December 2017 to June 2018. Previously, she also served as Minister of Regional Development from 2014 to 2017. Slechtova has also been Member of the Chamber of Deputies (MP) since October 2017.
From 3 October 2014, Minister of Regional Development, from 5 December 2017 in resignation.
Ing. Karla Šlechtová was born in Karlovy Vary on 22th May 1977.
Ms. Šlechtová finished her bachelor degree (Bc.) at the University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Economy in Cheb in 1999.
In 2001, she was awarded the Ing. degree at the University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Economy in Plzeň.
Work experience and public activities
From November 1998 to June 2001, she worked as a Project Manager and Seminar Couch (external) at Czech
Business Leaders Forum.
From September 2001 to March 2004, she worked as a Project Portfolio Coordinator at CSR Europe, Department of Communication and Membership.
From June 2004 to May 2005, she worked as a Project Manager at European Center for Public Administration (Evropské centrum pro veřejnou správu, s.r.o.).
From May to October 2008, she worked as a Senior Consultant in Deloitte Bulgaria, Division of Grants and Incentives.
From June 2005 to November 2010, she worked as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Advisory, s.r.o., Division of EU Projects and Grants.
From December 2010 to January 2011, she worked as a Project Manager for smart administration projects at Czech Social Security Administration.
From February 2011 to May 2014, she worked as a Director of the Section for Preparation of the 2014-2020 Programming Period at the Ministry of Regional
Development, Czech Republic.
From June 2014, she worked as a Director for the EU Funds section and European Affairs section at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic.
She successfully passed the IPMA accredited course and was awarded the certificate of project manager, grade C. She also passed a complex preparation for the IPMA certification, this course forming a part of a programme accredited by Společnost pro projektové řízení, as well as the HEAO International Course (organised by Arnhem Business School) in Arnhem, Netherlands.
She can speak English, German, French, Dutch and Bulgarian.