Mr Jan Málek was elected Vice-President of the Supreme Audit Office
Press release – 1 June 2023
On Wednesday 31 May 2023, Members of the Chamber of Deputies elected Mr Jan Málek, former member of the Board of the Office, as the new Vice-President of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) by secret ballot. Ninety Members of the Chamber of Deputies out of 179 were in favour of his election. In order to take up the post of Vice-President of the SAO, he must first take an oath before the President of the Czech Republic.
“Jan Málek is a professional who is perfectly familiar with the work and functioning of the SAO. I had the opportunity to see for myself that he also has good managerial skills, from the way he manages audits. If he is appointed by the President of the Czech Republic, I will be honoured to cooperate with him," commented on the election on Wednesday, the President of the SAO, Miloslav Kala.
Mr Málek, who was born in the town of Přibyslav, graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague and the University of Agriculture in Brno. In the 1990s, he served as an adviser to the Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. At the turn of the millennium, he served as an adviser to the Minister of Agriculture. From 2004, he dealt with the area of financial control first at the Ministry of Finance within the Central Harmonisation Unit for Financial Control, later at the Financial Analysis Unit and the Central Finance and Contract Unit. From 2014, he acted as the Head of the Department of Property at the Ministry of Agriculture. In June 2016, he was elected as a member of the Board of the SAO.
Mr Jan Málek is married, has three children and one grandchild. He is an ordinary member of the political party KDU-ČSL (Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party).
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