After the 1989 revolution, I told my wife: Now we will finally get rich
Pavel Franěk was born on March 27th 1946 in Znojmo. His father came from a family of ardent Communists while his mother grew up as a daughter of an affluent farmer and hotel owner. In 1951, Franěks moved to Prague (Praha). In 1965, Pavel Franěk graduated from an eleven-year school (today´s gymnasium type school). From 1964 to 1966, he did his compulsory military service and joined the Communist party in 1966. After that, he had been admitted to University of Economics in Prague (Praha), graduating in 1971. Since then, he had been involved in foreign trade. He had been working in paper manufacturing industry, at the Czechoslovak Chamber of Trade, at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and at the Koospol Foreign Trade Enterprise. He had been representing Czechoslovakia in Ethiopia, Indonesia or the Federal Republic of Germany. After 1989, he had been working at the Ministry of Tourism and Trade and at the Ministry of Regional Development, being involved in the process of privitization and also in European Operational programmes. He also started his own business in trade and tourism. In 2019, he has been a KSČM (a successor to the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia) member and was living in Prague (Praha).