Minister of Finance
Zbyněk Stanjura was born in Opava, where he attended the local grammar school (today Mendel Grammar School). He continued his studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Brno University of Technology, where he earned a degree in electronic computers.
After the fall of communism, he founded a company with his classmates and worked there first as a programmer and later as the managing director for 11 years. His interest in his hometown brought him to municipal politics. He was a member of the Opava City Council for 17 years, led the ODS in the local government elections four times, winning three of them, and eventually served as the Mayor of Opava for eight years.
He was elected to the Moravian–Silesian Regional Council three times and served there for a total of 11 years, including eight years as a Member of the Regional Board. He was Chairman of the ODS Regional Club for ten years.
He applied his experience from municipal politics in the Chamber of Deputies, to which he was first elected in 2010. A year later, he became Chairman of the ODS Parliamentary Group. From December 2012 to August 2013, he served as Minister of Transport. He successfully defended his mandate as a Member of Parliament in 2013, 2017 and 2021. From November 2013 to October 2021, he was again Chairman of the ODS Parliamentary Group.
In January 2020, he was elected 1st Vice-Chairman of the ODS. In December 2022, he was appointed Minister of Finance.
Zbyněk Stanjura is married and has no children. He speaks English. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, reading and engaging in sports activities, such as in-line skating, cycling and walking.
15th February 1964, Opava
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Brno University of Technology
subject of study: Electronic computers
17th December 2021 - Appointed Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic
2010 - present
Member of Parliament (ODS) of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
2011 - 2021
Chairman of the ODS Parliamentary Club
2012 - 2013
Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic
2002 - 2010
Mayor of the Statutory City of Opava
2000 - 2008
Council member of the Moravian - Silesian Region
2000 - 2011
Member of the Moravian - Silesian Regional Council
1998 - 2010
Councillor of Statutory City of Opava
1997 - 2014
Member of the municipal council of Statutory City of Opava
1996 - 2002
ESKON a.s., director
1992 - 1996
ESKON a.s., programmer
1988 – 1996
Agroprojekt Opava, programmer