Ing. Robert Plaga, Ph.D. was born on July 21, 1978 in Ivančice. He is married and has two children. Since 2017 he has been serving as Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, as a nominee of the ANO movement. He graduated from the Faculty of Business and Economics at Mendel University in Brno, where he received his master’s and doctoral degrees (1997 – 2002 Ing., 2002 – 2010 Ph.D.). Robert Plaga worked as an assistant professor at Mendel University in Brno in 2002 and 2013. In 2013-2015 he served as a Director of the Technology Transfer Center. Since 2015, he was Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports for the Department of Higher Education, Science and Research.