Members of the Government

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Martin Kupka

Minister of Transport

Martin Kupka was born in Jilemnice, where he graduated the local grammar school. He continued his studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. During his studies, he was already working as an editor and presenter of Czech Radio 3 – the Vltava station. Between 2000 and 2002 he worked as a spokesperson for the City of Prague.

After a year-long break in the private sector, he returned to work in public administration as the spokesperson for the Central Bohemian Region, where he was responsible for communication with the public as well as presentation of the region in terms of tourism. In 2009 he was the primary spokesperson and manager of the Communication Department of the Ministry of Transport. As the manager of the media section and spokesperson for ODS, he took part in their 2010 parliamentary election campaign. He was also involved in all the following campaigns.

In June of 2010 he became the spokesperson of the Czech Government. After the victory of ODS in the local elections in 2010, he took on the role of mayor of the Líbeznice municipality. He defended his mandate in the 2014 and 2018 elections. After success in the regional elections in 2016, he worked for a year in the Council of the Central Bohemian Region. He was responsible for the area of healthcare. In 2020 he returned to the Council of the Central Bohemian Region in the role of Statutory Deputy Governor for Road Transport. In the autumn of 2017 he was elected a Member of Parliament of the Czech Republic. He defended the seat in the 2021 elections.

In January 2014, he was elected by delegates of the 24th Congress of ODS as a deputy leader; he defended this position at the 25th, 26th and 27th Congresses in 2016, 2018 and 2020, respectively.

Martin Kupka is married and has two children. He speaks English and his hobbies include books, music and tourism.

Personal Details

Mgr. Martin Kupka, born 28 October 1975

Education

1994–1998: Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, Journalism
1998–2001: Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, Mass Communication

Career and Public Service

2000–2002: Prague City Hall, Press officer
2004–2008: Regional Office of the Central Bohemian Region, Press officer
2009: Communication Department of the Ministry of Transport, Press officer
2010: Office of the Czech Government, Press officer
since 2010: L√≠beznice Municipality,  Mayor
2016–2017: Central Bohemian Region,  Councillor for healthcare
since 2017: Member of Parliament of the Czech Republic
since 2020: Central Bohemian Region, Deputy Governor for Road Transport