Lenka Kovačovská graduated from the Prague University of Economics and Business, the Faculty of International Relations with a master thesis focusing on energy security. In 2003-2011 she worked as an analyst at the think-tank Association for International Affairs. In 2013, she obtained a Ph.D. degree with her dissertation on liberalization of the electricity and gas markets in the European Union at the Faculty of International Relations of the Prague University of Economics and Business.
In 2012-2014, she worked as the Director of the Institute of Energy Economics at the Faculty of Public Economics of the Prague University of Economics and Business. For 7 years now, she has been teaching a course Geopolitics of Energy in the 21st century at the Economic University in Prague.
In 2007, she joined the Czech transmission system operator ČEPS, a.s., where she worked in the Department of Strategy and participated in numerous acquisition and international projects.
Between 2014 and 2015, she worked at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic as the Director of Strategy and International Cooperation in the Energy Sector. And later was appointed the Deputy Minister responsible for the Energy section (2015-2017). In her duties at the Ministry, she also represented the Czech Republic at the EU level (Strategic Group, Directors General, Energy councils), the International Energy Agency (Governing Board and Standing Group on Long-Term Cooperation), the International Energy Charter, Visegrad Groupt etc. For 3 years she was a Supervisory Board Member of the Czech transportation system operator NET4GAS and for 2 years a Member (and for a year a chairwoman) of the Supervisory Board of the Czech transmission system operator in electricity ČEPS, a.s.
From 2018 to May 2022, she was the Executive Director of the Czech Gas Association. She was active in the Strategic Committee of eurogas and Executive Board member of Marcogaz.
Since June 2022, she has worked as an independent energy consultant for multiple Czech and foreign companies.
In 2022 she has also co-founded International Public Affairs Academy CZ and she serves as its managing partner.