The acting State Secretary for European Affairs, Aleš Chmelař, is the former head European analyst at the Czech Government Office and Head of EU Economic Policy Coordination.

Prior to joining the Government Office in 2014, he worked as a researcher in the field of financial markets at the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), the largest and oldest think-tank in Brussels.

Aleš Chmelař is specialized in European economic and financial policy, the transformation of post-communist countries and the industrial strategy of Central Europe.