Irena Novakova is the Head of Unit responsible for Communication, Human Resources and Security of Information in the Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space. Between 2020 and June 2023, she was a policy advisor to the Director-General in the same Directorate-General.
She has been working for the European Commission for over 20 years in the departments of DG DEFIS, DG GROW, DG ECFIN and DG COMM. She gained a robust experience in communication in the Spokesperson’s Service of the European Commission and Directorate-General for Communication. In 2001, she graduated from the University of Economics in Prague.