Jan Sixta


Updated 1-7-2014

Chief-Director - Section 08

Date of birth:

6. 11. 1978

Marital status:


  • 2001 – 2003 University of Economics Prague Economy and economy science, financial law, trade law, competition law
  • 1997 – 2003 Charles University Prague, Law Faculty, Master of law degree
Work experience:

1. 5. 2015 appointed State Secretary.

  • March 2014 – November 2014 Ministry of Regional Development
    1. Deputy Minister – Public security
    Acting on behalf of the Minister including presence at the Government session and Security Council of the Czech Republic, Management of Security section: 5 departments, 1200 subordinates – areas of responsibility: international security affairs, homeland security policy, security legislation, terrorism, crisis management, migration, visa, asylum. Coordinator of Cyber-crime prevention group, Coordination of the Police and Fire Brigade services, representative of the Czech Republic as an owner of the Czech Post (vice chairman of the Supervisory Board)
  • August 2013 – February 2014 Ministry of Agriculture
    Deputy Minister – administrative section
    Acting on behalf of the Minister including presence at the Government session, management of Administrative Section, 250 subordinates, areas of responsibility: legal affairs and legislation, assets management, property and facility management, ICT (17 major IT system, annual cost 700 million CZK), public procurement, governance and coordination of capital participations (24 subordinated organizations)
  • September 2011 – July 2013 Ministry of Regional Development
    Deputy Minister – public investments and legislation
    Acting on behalf of the Minister including presence at the Government session, management of section, 90 subordinates, areas of responsibility: legal affairs and legislation, public procurement, concessions, electronic procurement systems, major investment projects of the Czech Government, regulatory authority for public procurement law
  • September 2006 – September 2011 Ministry for Regional Development
    Senior director – member of management board
    Management (3 departments, 70 people), responsible for all legal matters – internal and external legislation of the Government of the Czech Republic, statements for Government sessions, preparation of contracts and all legal documents, areas of main responsibilities. Public procurement and concessions - legal and methodology guidance for the Czech Republic authorities, external relationships in the field of public procurement ; expert topic - anticorruption in state administration
  • January 2005 – September 2006 Investment and Business Development Agency CzechInvest
    Head of legal department
    Responsible for all legal matters of the organization, 5 lawyers department plus coordination of other lawyers working on projects; general legal practice – administrative law, business and corporate law, competition law, labor law
    Expert for public procurement and Public Private Partnership (PPP), legal coordinator of investment projects, negotiator with foreign investors
  • November 2004 – December 2005 Ministry for Regional Development
    Lawyer, legislator
    Public procurement expert, legislation, member of working groups (EU, WTO, UNCITRAL), responsible for drafting tender documentations, evaluation of bids, providing general legal advisory
Other experience:
  • Author of Law on Public Procurement No. 137/2006 Coll.
  • Holder of Security Clearance from National Security Authority level Secret
  • Member of Appeal Commission of Office for Protection of Competition
  • Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Czech Post
  • Member of the working groups on Public Procurement under WTO (Government Procurement Agreement Committee), UNCITRAL (working group on Public Procurement)
  • Member of Advisory Committee of DG Markt (EU) on behalf of CZ
  • TAIEX Expert (public procurement, state aid, competition law)
Language skills:
  • English C2
  • German A1
  • French A1