Ivan is a founder and a member of the Board of Directors of the Aspen Institute Prague. The Financial Times recently listed him among the most influential personalities in the Brussels politics. He was the Secretary-General of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) from 2001 until October 2013, where he represented Europe’s foremost automobile manufacturers.
Before joining ACEA, Ivan was Senior Vice-President and Head of the Time Warner Corporate office for Europe. Previously he was Secretary-General of the trade organization IFMA/IMACE, Senior Economist at Didier & Associates, and Assistant Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges.
Ivan was born in Prague, where he studied mechanical engineering. He completed his education at the University of Copenhagen (economics and political science) and the College of Europe in Bruges (European studies).