For the last ten years, Jan Mrkvička has been working as Director of the Relief and Development Department at People in Need, a leading Czech development and humanitarian NGO.
During his twenty years in the NGO sector, he has lived several years overseas (in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka) and worked in many other developing countries and countries affected by natural or man-made disasters.
Under his leadership, the Relief and Development Department has grown more than tenfold. It now employs two thousand people in twenty-four countries, manages €200 million in aid, and reaches four million vulnerable people annually.
Jan is passionate about innovations, both social and technical.