Jan Hamáček has held the position of the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic since 2013, serving as the Deputy Speaker and Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee from 2010 until 2013. He was first elected to be a member of the Chamber of Deputies in 2006, serving as the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and as a member of the European Affairs Committee. He was re-elected as a member of the Chamber of Deputies in 2010 and 2013. He was the International Secretary for the Czech Social Democratic Party from 2004 to 2006 and the Caucus Secretary for the Central Bohemia Regional Authority from 2001 to 2004. Prior to entering politics, Jan Hamáček worked for Skoda Auto.