Ivan Hodač is a Founder and Vice President of the Aspen Institute Prague. He was Secretary-General of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) from 2001 to October 2013. He is currently a member of a special group of experts that advises the European Commission in their negotiating of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the United States (TTIP). The Financial Times listed him among the Most Influential Personalities in Brussels’ politics.
Before joining ACEA, he was Senior Vice-President and Head of the Time Warner Corporate Office in Europe. Previously, he served as Secretary-General of the trade organization IFMA/IMACE, Senior Economist at Didier & Associates, and Assistant Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges. He was born in Prague, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He completed his education at the University of Copenhagen (Economics and Political Science) and the College of Europe in Bruges (European studies).