|The president of the European Fencing Confederation and member of the Board of the International charity fund “For the Future of Fencing” František Janda passed away jn November 3, 2015.|
František Janda was born on July 5, 1967 in Prague. He was a professional soldier, in 1990 – 1991 Janda participated in combat operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and was the holder of several medals and orders.
After his military career Janda worked in film industry, until 2005 he was General Manager of film and TV Company S PRO ALFA FILM CZECH REPUBLIC.
In 1994 František Janda became Executive Vice-President and in 1995 - the President of the Czech Fencing Federation. From 1998 to 2012 Janda was the President of the FIE PR and Promotion Commission. Janda also worked as an international referee at epee and foil. In 2009 Janda was elected as the President of the European Fencing Confederation (EFC).