Tomas CHMELIK graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, with a main specialization in Economic policy and Minor specialization in Environmental policy. He achieved Ph.D. in 2010 at the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Dept. of Economics, Management and Humanities. Since 1999 he has worked for the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic as an expert in the Unit of Economic Instruments, dealing with issues of economic instruments used in water, waste and the air quality sector. In 2003 he became the Head of newly established Climate Change Unit and his responsibilities included the EU ETS implementation and drafting the first Czech national allocation plan and its negotiation with the European Commission.
Tomas left the Ministry of Environment in 2006 and joined Czech utility company CEZ, where he currently works as a Head of Unit responsible for installation and operation of EV public charging infrastructure within CEZ FUTUR/E/GO program.