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David Havrlant appointed as Chief Economist of ING Czech Republic

ING Czech Republic has announced the appointment of David Havrlant as Chief Economist, effective as of 1 April 2024.

In his new role, David will be responsible for sharing his views on the economic situation in the Czech Republic and providing an outlook, whether in-house, with our clients, or with the public.

David joins ING Czech Republic from J&T Investiční společnost, where he worked as Senior Macro Economist with a focus on global macroeconomics. In his previous positions, he gained experience at international institutions, e.g. European Commission and European Central Bank, where he was responsible for macroeconomic analysis, forecasting, and research. He created projection models used at the Czech National Bank, European Central Bank, and European Commission.

“We are thrilled to welcome David to our team. His breadth of experience in economic research, financial markets and macroeconomic analysis will play a crucial role in interpretation of economic trends in the Czech Republic,” said Erik Fortgens, Country Manager of ING Czech Republic.

David Havrlant said on his new role: “I look forward to working with the Czech team and the global economists at ING Group. In addition to standard macroeconomic forecasts, I want to focus on sector analysis with regard to the role of sustainability and long-term prosperity.”

David is a graduate of the Faculty of Econometrics and Macroeconomics at the University of Economics in Prague and holds a Ph.D. in Econometrics and Macroeconomics.