Jakub Janda is the executive director of the European Values Center for Security Policy (EVC). He specializes in European policy toward Russia and China, as well as the response of democratic states to hostile influence operations. Outside of his civilian job, he serves as an officer of Active Reserves of the Czech Armed Forces within the Czech Cyber and Information Warfare Command. In 2016 – 2017, he was tasked by Czech security and intelligence institutions to consult on “Influence of Foreign Powers” chapter within the Audit of National Security conducted by the Czech government, where he was involved in the Czech policy shift on this issue. Since 2015, he was asked to provide briefings or trainings in more than 20 countries. He has delivered expert briefings and testimonies to members of US Congress, the NATO Political Committee, and the European Parliament Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation (INGE). He spent four months living in Taipei where he established EVC Taiwan Office in January 2022, making EVC the first European think-tank to set up permanent presence in Taiwan.