Pavel Fischer Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic was elected senator in October 2018.
He served as senior political advisor to the late President Vaclav Havel and the Director of the Political Department of President Havel's Presidential Office for Mr. Havel's two consecutive terms. Subsequently he was appointed as the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to France and Monaco. After his 7-year ambassadorial mission, he served as the Political Director General in charge of defence, security and strategic issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2013, he stepped down for family reasons, and worked with governmental and non-governmental partners. He worked as Director of empirical studies institute STEM. Mr. Fischer has been generally acknowledged as one of the leading supporters of strong Trans-Atlantic ties, as well as of an active membership of the Czech Republic in the NATO and EU among the politically active figures. In 2018 Presidential election, he lost and was 3rd with 10% of votes.
Father of four. Member of Jacques Delors Institute (Paris), of SIRIRI (Prague based NGO promoting educational programs in Central African Republic), and of Forum 2000 Foundation (Prague).