Czech Republic

Dan Tok is new Minister of Transport


Dan Tok (Dana Ťoka) of ANO has been appointed as the new Minister of Transport. He replaces Antonín Prachař who resigned his post in November.

Dan Tok has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Skanska a.s., a subsidiary of Skanska AB since February 2008. The appointment, which was in the hands of the centre-right ANO (means ‘Yes) party, was questioned by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka of the centre-left Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) because of a potential conflict of interest; Skanska is one of the largest players in the road building sector in the Czech Republic. However, the Prime Minister finally agreed, saying that Tok’s “good reputation as a man who actively fights against opaque public procurement prevailed”.

According to the Bloomberg Businessweek listing “Mr. Tok serves as President of Skanska Czech Republic at Skanska AB. He serves as Director of the Industrial Division at KKCG, the oil/gas and engineering holding of Czech Entrepreneur Karel Komarek. Mr. Tok has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Freight Logistics Business of CWT Limited since January 2012 and served as its Chief Operating Officer of Freight Logistics Business. He has served as President of Czech & Slovak Unit at Skanska AB since February 2008. Mr. Tok held senior management positions in the Czech subsidiaries of ABB, Alstom and German gas firm RWE. Mr. Tok served as Chairman and Director of Jihomoravska Plynarenska as until June 6, 2006.”

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