Martin Riegl is currently Acting Deputy Minister for Defense Policy and Strategy at the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic.
Mr. Riegl works at the Ministry of Defense since June 2015. He served as a Defense Policy Director since May 2018 before he became Deputy Minister for Defense Policy and Strategy in July 2020. He also held a position of a Head of Section for interdepartamental coordination of defense policies and security environment.
Before he joined the Ministry of Defense, he was an advisor at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic. Earlier in his career (2011 – 2013), Mr. Riegl also served at the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic in various positions.
He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Charles University, Prague, where he works as an assistant professor at Department of Political Science since 2008. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Riegl was also an editor in-chief in Central European Journal Přítomnost and in 2007 he had an internship at the Institute of International Relations.