Radek Špicar graduated from Charles University and the University of Cambridge. He is a former deputy for the deputy prime minister for the economy and later a member of the management of Škoda Auto. For several years he also led the Central European branch of the American think tank Aspen Institute. He currently serves as the vice president of the Confederation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic for economic policy and export. Three years ago, he founded a company making premium food for dogs and cats and producing a television series about raising naughty dogs and cats.