George A. Novák was appointed the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Atlanta in 1992 and elevated to the Honorary Consul General in 2002. George Novák obtained his Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering in 1956 in Brno, Czechoslovakia. From 1956 to 1968 George Novák lead the legendary basketball team of Spartak ZJS Brno. During the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968, he fled to Austria. In December 1968 came to Georgia where he worked 4 years as an architect for Southwire Company in Carrolton and 12 years for Robert Company in Atlanta. In 1983 founded a construction management consultancy, providing services to mostly foreign and predominantly German industrial clients.
In 2002 George Novák became consultant to Gleeds, a worldwide UK project consultancy firm with headquarters in London. As a member of the International Committee of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, George Novák has participated in numerous seminars in Europe promoting Georgia, served as a member of the advisory board of the German American Chamber, led the founding group of the Belgian American Chamber, and served 4 years as the Attaché of the Czech Olympic Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
For several years George Novák has been the proud sponsor of many Czech artists performing in Georgia. George Novák is married to Jana Marie Novák and has a son Michael. His interests are classical music, opera, big band jazz, tennis and skiing.
The Honorary Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Atlanta
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