Successful Alumni

Martin Záklasník

Martin Záklasník

CEO
E.ON

Martin Záklasník has been working for E.ON since 2016. He has previously worked, for instance, as Sales Director in T-Systems or as Head of B2B Marketing and Sales to TOP T-Mobile customers.

Vojtěch Benda

Vojtěch Benda

Member of the CNB Board
Czech National Bank

Vojtěch Benda joined the Czech National Bank in 1998. He started working there as Economy Analyst. Afterwards, he worked as Senior Economist for the ING Group’s international economic research team or as Chief Economist at BH Securities. He has been Member of the CNB Bank Board since 2016.

Pavel Cyrani

Pavel Cyrani

Member of the Board of Directors and Director of the Business and Strategy Division
CEZ Group

Pavel Cyrani has been working for the CEZ Group since 2005, managing the departments of controlling, asset management, strategy and business. He started his career in McKinsey & Company.

Petr Drulák

Petr Drulák

Czech Ambassador to France
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Petr Drulák worked as Researcher and Research Director of the Institute of International Relations Prague. In 2014, he became Deputy and later Political Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. He became the Czech Ambassador to France in 2017. He has published a number of academic publications on international politics.

Tomáš Hruška

Tomáš Hruška

Country Managing Director CZ/SK/HU
L´Oréal

He started his career in the L’Oréal’s Marketing Department in the Czech Republic. He then worked in marketing and commerce in France; in Sweden as Country Managing Director, and in Italy as General Manager Consumer Products Division. He has been back in the Czech Republic since 2015 as Country Managing Director for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Dita Charanzová

Dita Charanzová

Member of European Parliament
European Parliament  

She worked eight years for Czech diplomacy. She became MEP of the European Parliament in 2014. She also serves there as Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). She has received many awards; POLITICO.eu announced her as one of the 41 most influential MEPs, and she repeatedly ranks among the 20 most influential women who shape Brussels. She was in Top 10 in the Top 100 most influential Czech women 2018 conducted by Forbes Czech Republic.

Robert Chvátal

Robert Chvátal

CEO
Sazka

Robert Chvátal began his professional career at Procter & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser. He led the Marketing Department at RadioMobil (later T-Mobile CZ). He became General Director of the Slovak T-Mobile and subsequently in Austria. He is currently CEO of Sazka, Vice-President of European Lotteries and CEO of Sazka Group.

Marek Mora

Marek Mora

Member of the CNB Bank Board
Czech National Bank

Marek Mora has been Member of the CNB Bank Board since 2017. He previously worked at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union: firstly as Head of Cabinet of the Secretary General and afterwards as Director for Budget, Tax and Regional Policy. During his career he also worked at the Ministry of Education, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, and the European Commission.

Aleš Mydlář

Aleš Mydlář

Executive Director – Acquisition & Leveraged Finance
J.P. Morgan (London)

He joined the US investment bank J.P. Morgan after his studies in 2004 and has held various positions in the departments of mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and syndicate. For the past seven years, he has been Executive Director – Acquisition & Leveraged Finance in London. Before joining J.P. Morgan, he worked as Editor of Euro Weekly.

Jitka Němečková

Jitka Němečková

Corporate Communications Manager CZ&SK
Pilsner Urquell

She gained an insight into communication as Editor of the Marketing&Media magazine published by Economia. She continued to work in communication strategy as Director at agencies Renmark and CEEC Research. Afterwards, she worked as Communications Manager at Spolana and Unipetrol. She is Spokesperson of 2018.

Martin Novák

Martin Novák

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
CEZ Group

Martin Novák started working at Price Waterhouse. He worked at the London and Houston headquarters of ConocoPhilips. He has been part of CEZ since 2006. He was proclaimed as Financial Director of the decade in 2016.

Ondřej Obluk

Ondřej Obluk

Managing Director
Ogilvy Group Czech Republic

He has been loyal to Ogilvy throughout his career, he has worked for its rmg:connect, BBK Advertising and Ogilvy& Mather subsidiaries. He is a member of the Association of Communication Agencies. He teaches Commercial Marketing at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. He is Member of the Leontinka Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Daniela Pešková

Daniela Pešková

Member of the Board of Directors responsible for Retail Banking
Česká spořitelna (Erste Group)

The highest-ranked Czech female banker has been in bank management positions in the Czech Republic as well as aboard. She started her career in 1997 at the Czech branch of GE, for which she also worked in the United Kingdom and Hungary. Between 2004-2007, she worked at the Tatrabanka headquarters. She has been working for Česká spořitelna since 2007, and she has been Member of the Board of Directors since 2016.

Marek Prach

Marek Prach

Supply Chain Director CZ&SK
Pilsner Urquell

Before joining Prazdroj in 2003, he was Project Manager at the Prague McKinsey & Co. office. He has held various positions in strategy, purchasing, planning and logistics in Prazdroj. He is Member of the Operating Board team.

Tomáš Prouza

Tomáš Prouza

President
Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism

Tomáš Prouza started his career as an economic journalist, founded three successful companies, was a Deputy Minister of Finance and a World Bank expert on financial reforms. For four years, he served as State Secretary for European Affairs of the Czech Government. He is currently in charge of the second largest employers’ union in the Czech Republic.

Jan Radil

Jan Radil

General Manager
Hilti

Since joining the company in 2003, he has held various positions, General Manager included. He started as a trader; he is in charge of six countries in Central and Eastern Europe now. He feels joyful when developing people’s potential and making customers satisfied. He regularly lectures CEMS students at VŠE, and you can meet him playing ice hockey in his free time.

Diana Rádl Rogerová

Diana Rádl Rogerová

Managing Partner
Deloitte Czech Republic

Diana Rádl Rogerová has been working for Deloitte since 1996. She concentrates on auditing services, particularly in finance and real estate. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a licensed auditor of The Chamber of Auditors of the Czech Republic, and her own professional qualification in IFRS (DipIFR). She has been running the Czech office of Deloitte since 2016.

Jiří Sauer

Jiří Sauer

Audit Director
Deloitte Czech Republic

Jiří Sauer has been working for Deloitte since 2005. He is a member of the British Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and the ICAEW Chartered Accountant Qualification (ACA), a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the United States, hold the dipIFR diploma and is registered as statutory auditor in the Czech Republic.

Dita Stejskalová

Dita Stejskalová

Managing Director PR & Influence
Ogilvy Czech Republic

She devoted her career to Ogilvy, PR and strategic communication.  She led the APRA association of PR agencies; she is Member of its Ethics and Conciliation Commission. Also, she is Member of the Board of Directors of the NF Neuron and the Bona Foundations. She was at the inception of the Odyssey mentoring programme for women in business and the Prague Leadership Institute. She also sits in the jury of the Czech Female Entrepreneurship Awards.

Petr Sýkora

Petr Sýkora

Co-founder
DOBRÝ ANDĚL foundation

At the age of 19, he founded with his friend Jan Černý Papirius, which he later sold to the US-based Office Depot. He is one of the co-founders of the Dobrý anděl foundation.

Petr Šmíd

Petr Šmíd

Head of Consumer Marketing Central and Eastern Europe
Google

Petr Šmíd started his career in McKinsey & Company. As a consultant, he spent seven years exploring the sectors of banking and healthcare. Petr is passionate about education; he leads frequent workshops for students, professionals, start-ups, and other businesses. He recently joined the Board of Directors of the Bator Tabor Foundation, an NGO sending seriously ill children to summer camps.

Jiří Vévoda

Jiří Vévoda

Member of the Board of Directors
ČSOB (KBC Group N.V.)

Jiří Vévoda has been a member of the ČSOB Board of Directors since 2010. He is currently responsible for the areas of finance and investment. He worked for GE Capital in the Czech Republic, Ireland, Finland and Sweden. He also worked on the position of Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company where he specialised in banking, consumer finance and insurance.