Marta Novakova

Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

  • Graduate of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava
  • Certification in Management – Sheffield Hallam University
  • After graduation, in the years from 1979 to 1991, she worked at the department store Prior Ostrava
  • In 1991, she has co-founded U & Sluno a.s., where she is now a 100% shareholder
  • As part of the start-up investment, she has a stake in the Language Planet s.r.o., which runs the International Kindergarten Villa Luna, and in the Break2Win company, which develops SW for evaluating tennis matches
  • In 2014, she was elected the President of the Union of Trade and Tourism of the Czech Republic
  • In 2016, as part of the Czech Entrepreneurship Awards project, she received a Businesswoman of the Year award in the category of big business companies
  • In 2017, she received a prestigious Manager of the Year award for 2016
  • Since 2015, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Czech Chamber of Commerce, and in May 2017, she was elected a Vice-President of the Czech Chamber of Commerce
  • She has 2 adult sons
  • She speaks English and Russian