Director of Programs
Mr. Svoboda became Director of Programs at the CEELI Institute in December 2013. He previously worked as the Head of the Human Rights Department at the largest NGO in the Czech Republic, People in Need. At People in Need, Mr. Svoboda managed a portfolio of programs focused on supporting politically persecuted individuals in repressive countries and on providing assistance to civil society groups in countries such as Belarus, Burma, Cuba, Libya, Transnistria, Russia, and Ukraine. Prior to his work at People in Need, Mr. Svoboda worked at the U.S. Embassy in Prague as an NGO coordinator. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Economics in Prague.