Aleš Chmelař is the State Secretary for European Affairs. He was appointed in June 2017. Prior to joining the Czech Office of the Government, he worked as a financial markets researcher at the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), the largest and oldest think-tank in Brussels. Since 2014, he has worked as head European analyst at the Office of the Government and Head of EU Economic Policy Coordination Department. Aleš Chmelař graduated from the Sciences Po Paris (BA, European Affairs) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc, European Political Economy). He’s fluent in English, French and German and regularly publishes in professional journals and traditional media.