Mr Eduard Janota has been appointed Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic, succeeding Mr Kalousek, and thus also becomes EIB Governor for the Czech Republic.

Mr Eduard Janota was appointed Czech Minister of Finance on 8 May 2009.

He began his professional career as an officer at the Statistics and Analysis Department of the Czech State Insurance Company. He has worked for the Ministry of Finance since 1979, primarily in the government budget area. In 1992 he became Director of the government budget department. He was Deputy Minister of Finance from August 1999 to May 2009 and first Deputy Minister of Finance from May 2001 to September 2006.

Mr. Janota is an economist by academic background and a prominent expert in budget policy and public finances.