is a Czech entrepreneur, who established Obsluzna spol.
(1995) and Agentura ProVas
(1996). Both companies have a mission of creating employment and business opportunities for people with disabilities. In 1973 Vojtech Sedlacek married Jaroslava Vagnerova (maiden name), with whom he has four daughters and one son.
In 1969, Vojtech Sedlacek began working as a technician and programmer of central computers, at Works of Industry Automatization in Cakovice. Subsequently before the Velvet Revolution
The Velvet Revolution or Gentle Revolution was a non-violent revolution in Czechoslovakia that took place from November 17 – December 29, 1989...
in 1989, he worked in software department at the Research Institute of Mathematical Machines. Since 1981 until 1989 he also volunteered as an instructor of informational technology in the school of Jedlicka for hadicaped children. In 1990 he became the mayor of city of Roztoky
Roztoky is a small town in the Czech Republic. It is located on the Vltava River, just north of Prague, the country's capital. 7,719 inhabitants was registered as of January, 1st 2010, but the true number of citizens is probably higher due to a massive development of the town in recent years and...
and was elected by the assembly as a representative of the Civic Forum
The Civic Forum was a political movement in the Czech part of Czechoslovakia, established during the Velvet Revolution in 1989...
. In 1991, he was appointed as the head of the office of the Czech government. From the year 1992 he worked as the executive director and a member of the board of trustees for a printing company CTK Repro. In 1995 he was elected as the board president and executive director of a Citizen Pension Fund. In 1998 he worked as the deputy minister of internal security.
Professional affiliations and honors
In 1977, he was among the first people to sign Charter 77
Charter 77 was an informal civic initiative in communist Czechoslovakia from 1976 to 1992, named after the document Charter 77 from January 1977. Founding members and architects were Václav Havel, Jan Patočka, Zdeněk Mlynář, Jiří Hájek, and Pavel Kohout. Spreading the text of the document was...
. In 2006, he was the national winner of the competition for the social enterpreneur of the year. In 2007 he was among the first to sign a patition Ligy against antisemitism. In 2008 he became a member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum
and he participated at its conference in Evian, France. In 2010 he became a member of the World Economic Forum and he participated at its conference in Brussels, Belgium. Kepler museum in Prague was realised by his Agentura ProVas in 2009. Vojtech Sedlacek is member of Czech Astronomical Society.