Petr Jezek is a Member of the European Parliament from the Czech Republic. He is the Chairman of the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax evasion and Tax avoidance, as well as the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Japan. He is also a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. During his time at the European Parliament he has been the Parliament’s lead negotiator on the reform of the Prospectus Regime as well as the inquiry report into money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion, drafted in the wake of the release of the Panama Papers. He was also instrumental in determining the Parliament’s position in its recent report on the EU’s equivalence regime for financial services.
He was previously a diplomat in the Czech Republic’s Foreign Service and worked in the private sector for the 10 years preceding his election.