Dr Trejbal graduated from the Faculty of International Relations at the University of Economics, Prague, in International and European Studies and Diplomacy. In 2009 he studied at the University St. Gallen. He worked as an energy and political analyst for the leading Czech financial news service, Patria Online. Between 2013 and 2014 he was a communications specialist at New World Resources. Between 2014 and 2015 he served as editor at the leading Czech business daily Hospodářské noviny, covering energy, finance and the manufacturing industry. Currently, he serves as power industry manager at the Czech Confederation of Industry. He has taught courses on Russian foreign policy, energy security and the economic transformation of post-communist countries at several private and public universities in Prague. He is finishing his doctoral thesis at the University of Economics in Prague, comparing the bilateral relationships of the V4 countries with Russia.