Mgr. Jakub Benda studied Regional Geography at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. In 2004 he started working in EU Funding at Prague City Council, first as Project Manager in the JPD Programme. In 2006 he became the team leader of the Operational Programme Prague – Competitiveness in its consultation phase with the European Commission. In 2007 he was appointed Programme Manager, responsible for development of public transport, regional revitalisation and use of renewable sources of energy within this Operational Programme. He has been working in the field of regional development and strategic planning since 2009.
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