Jan KoukalJan Koukal (born July 29, 1951 in Brno) is a Czech politician.
After studying theoretical physics at the Charles University in Prague (1969–74) Koukal worked at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, specialising on surface physics.
Jan Koukal has been a member of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS). From 1993 to 1998 he was mayor of Prague and from 1996 to 1998 member of Senate of the Czech Republic. In 2006, after a few months of training at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was named ambassador of the Czech Republic in Austria. Provided by Wikipedia