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Czech republic  |  November 07, 2012 12:14:44

PROFILE: Statistik Jan Fischer is trying to conquer the Prague Castle


PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - Life Jan Fischer was a world of numbers, statistics and econometrics graduate of the University of Economics in Prague linked his professional life with the Czech Statistical Office. After the fall of the government of Mirek Topolanek (ODS) in March 2009, it was he who received an offer to lead a "bridging" cabinet to vote.

Fischer itself states that it comes from "a family of mathematical statisticians and actuaries". His father engaged in mathematical and statistical applications in biology at the Institute of Mathematics of Academy of Sciences, the mother was also statistically.

After school he joined the Federal Statistical Office. In 1990, he became its vice-president and went after the split of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Statistical Office, the resulting distribution of the original FSO, where he held the same function.

Since the beginning of the 90 he led the team who worked on the election results, and often featured in television election studies and elsewhere, as Chairman of the CSO Edvard Outrata entrusted him with appearances in the media. Its responsibilities also included contact with the EU's statistical office Eurostat and most economic statistics.

After Outratová departure in the summer of 1999 was the first Vice Fischer CSO prime candidate for his successor. However, the government of Milos Zeman named Mary Rich, which had worked in the office. The Fischer recalled in September 2000, citing that "deficiencies in managerial work" and preparation of Census 2001.

Fischer went to the market research company Taylor Nelson Sofres Factum. In the spring of 2001, participated in the International Monetary Fund mission investigating the possibility of building a statistical service in East Timor.Since March 2002 he was head of research facilities at the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics.

Rich was at the end of January 2003 forced to resign due to an error in the statistics of foreign trade and the government replaced it Špidla Fischer. In the statistical office worked until the spring of 2009, when he became prime minister. Since September 2010 he has been President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development based in London. Upon notification of candidacy for President in this capacity he took unpaid leave.

Fischer is accused of involvement in the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, where he was a member from 1980 to 1989. He published his membership after his nomination for prime minister in April 2009.

It is the second time married. The oldest of his three children, a son, James, is in his father's footsteps, he graduated statistics and safety engineering at the University of Economics in Prague, daughter Catherine works in the education of Scio and son John studies.

Jitka Zadražilová, zadrazilova@mediafax.cz

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