Ivan Hodáč is a Founder and President of the Aspen Institute Central Europe. He was Secretary-General of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) from 2001 until October 2013. He was a member of a special Advisory Group of experts, which was advising the European Commission in the negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the US (TTIP), and an advisor to the Czech Government on European issues. He is also a Senior Advisor at Teneo CabinetDN, a leading consultancy on the EU. Previously he was Secretary-General of the trade organization IFMA/IMACE, Senior Economist at Didier & Associates, and Assistant Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges. He completed his education in economics and political science at the University of Copenhagen and the College of Europe in Bruges (European studies).