Keynote speaker
Czech Republic

Aleš Michl was born in Prague on 18 October 1977 and graduated from the Faculty of Finance and Accounting at the University of Economics in Prague. He completed his studies at the University of Economics in 2002. After graduated, he attended the Summer School at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005 and took an investment portfolio management course at the Wharton School in Philadelphia in 2009. He started his professional career as an economic journalist during his studies and later as an economic adviser to Deputy Prime Minister for the Economy Martin Jahn. He worked as an economic and investment strategist at Raiffeisenbank in 2006–2015 and as an external economic adviser to Czech Minister of Finance and later Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, specialising in macroeconomic analysis and government debt stabilisation. He founded Michl Fund Management s.r.o. in 2016, which subsequently co-founded Robot Asset Management SICAV a.s., which carries on the activities of an investment fund for qualified investors with the Quant sub-fund. He terminated these activities on the date of commencement of his position in the CNB Board. Mr Michl is the author of numerous columns and articles in newspapers, journals and magazines. He also wrote the book MICHLiq – průvodce ekonomií a investicemi (MICHLiq – a guide to economics and investment).
He is not and has never been a member of a political party. Aleš Michl was appointed a member of the CNB Bank Board on 1 December 2018.