Director, Head of Middle East and North Africa, World Economic Forum
Mirek holds a B.A. in Political Science from Charles University in Prague, and concurrently, he obtained an Arabic language certificate at the Kuwait University. He also holds an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Reading in the UK.
Formerly, he was Director at the American Information Center of the US Embassy in Prague, where he was responsible for public information programmes. Later on, he was a Public Diplomacy Specialist at the US Embassy in Baghdad, where he managed relations with Iraqi media and a number of education and cultural projects.
He joined the Global Leadership Fellows Programme in 2007, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. Since 2011, he is the head of the region, responsible for the Forum’s MENA summits and as well as for the Arab Business Council, among other engagements.