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Czech Customs Management



brig. gen. Mgr. Marek ŠIMANDL, MPA​
general director of the General Directorate of Customs

Born: 1970

2011 – 2013 University CEVRO Institute, z.ú., postgraduate study program, Security and Crisis Management
1996 – 2002 University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Faculty of Law, master's degree program Law and Legal Science

from July 2022 – Customs Administration of the Czech Republic
2018 - 2022 director of ÚZSI
2017 – 2018 National Office for Cyber and Information Security
2005 – 2017 National Security Office
• 1991 – 2005 Security Information Service

Interests: IT, technology


brig. gen.​ M​gr. David Chovanec
​1st deputy general director of the GŘC

Born: 1971

Metropolitan University of Prague, international relations and European studies

customs officer since 1993 (22 years)
2006 – General Directorate of Customs, Director of the Customs and Taxation Section
2008 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
customs attaché at the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU in Brussels
2013 – General Directorate of Customs, Deputy Director General of the GŘC
2015 – Customs Office for the Central Bohemian Region, Director of the Customs Office
2015 – Ministry of the Interior, Director of the Department of Security Policy and Crime Prevention
2019 - ÚZSI, deputy director

Interests: sport, history, literature​​

genkotraba.jpg brig.gen. Mgr. Bc. Pavel Kotraba
Deputy Director-General
and Director of Section 03 - Investigation ​

Born: 1970

Metropolitan University Prague, o.p.s., European Studies and Public Administration

Customs officer since 1994

1994 - Pilsen Customs Directorate, Department 31 - Detecting Organized Crime
(assistant, head of department, head of department, deputy head of department)
2012 - General Directorate of Customs, Department 31 - Pátrání (Head of the Branch Office)
2013 - General Directorate of Customs, Separate Department 050 - Internal Activities (Head of Independent Department)
2016 - Directorate General of Customs, Department 10 - DG Offices (Director of Department)
2017 - General Directorate of Customs, Department 50 - Internal Activities (Department Director)
2019 -​ Directorate-General of Customs, 1st Deputy Director-General

Interests: sport, culture


Trousil.jpg plk. ​Mgr. Jiří Trousil
Deputy GDC and Director of International Affairs and Public Relations

Born 1962

Charles University, Faculty of Law

​Customs officer since 1985

1985 Customs Officer, Celnice Ruzyne
1990 Customs Officer, Drugs Department, Central Customs Administration
1993 customs officer, anti-smuggling department, Customs Directorate of Customs
1994 Director of the Department of Counterfeiting, General Directorate of Customs
1997 Deputy Director of the Department of Counterfeiting, General Directorate of Customs
2005 Deputy Director of the Search Department and Head of National Coordination Unit, General Directorate of Customs
2017 Deputy Director of the Department of International Relations and Public Relations

Interests: History, tourism, sport - volleyball, athletics, football









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