Martin Stropnický is Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic.
He had studied the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) and for a few years he worked as an actor. After 1989 he started working for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he acted as an Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Portugal, Italy and Vatican. In 1998, he shortly acted as Minister of Culture. Since January 2014 he leads the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic as a representative of movement ANO 2011 in which he holds the position of vicepresident.