ČEB Supervisory Board
Vice Chairman, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
Vladimír Bärtl was born on 14 July 1965 in Liberec, he is married and has three sons. He passed his school leaving exam at the Secondary Construction Technical School in Liberec in 1983 and in 1988, he graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, the Geodesy and Cartography Department. Mr. Bärtl worked at Geodézie ČS, a.s. between 1989 and 1993 and acquired expert knowledge of geographic information systems in Paris. In 1994, he co-founded HOUDEK s.r.o., a company focused on metrology and transfer of technologies. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in 1999 and worked at diplomatic mission in Ottawa between 2000 and 2004. From 2004 till 2006, Mr. Bärtl worked at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic as an advisor to deputy minister; he was a co-author of the project "New system of management of commercial and economic services of the state abroad" and the Export strategy 2006-2010. In 2005, he completed a residency program "Negotiation Techniques in the EU" in Maastricht. Between 2006 and 2010, he worked at diplomatic mission in Paris. During the French and Czech presidency of the EU, Mr. Bärtl co-organized the "Czech-French Economic Year" program. He was a member of the team for location of the control center of the Galileo program in Prague. From 2010 he worked at BCM Control, s.r.o. and he focused on marketing, implementation of quality assurance system and other commercial projects. Simultaneously, in 2011, he worked at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic as minister's envoy for international business competitiveness and enforcement of Czech business interests abroad. As of 15 March 2014, Vlastimil Bärtl was appointed deputy minister of Industry and Trade and he leads the Foreign Trade and the European Union sections.
Member, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
Between 1991 and 1993 Ing. Miroslav Zámečník worked as Head of Centre of Economic Analysis in the Office of the President of the Czech Republic. Between 1994 and 1998 he worked in the Head Office of the World Bank in Washington D.C. Thereafter, he held the position of Deputy Director of the Revitalization Agency, where his was responsible especially for judicial settlement and restructuring of the companies of Zetor and Vítkovice. From 2009 he was a member of the National Economic Council of the Government of the Czech Republic (NERV). Since 2015 he is an external advisor to the Minister of Industry and Trade.
Member, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Jan Drahota studied at University of Economics in Prague with major in finance and accounting and he also graduated from Executive MBA Program at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. During his professional career, Mr. Drahota has held top managerial positions in the filed of investment banking both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Lately, he has been focusing on business finance and capital markets consulting.
Ing. Jakub Skavroň
Member, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
For almost five years, Jakub Skavroň worked as M&A director at Energetický a prumyslový hodling, a. s. (EPH). In his position, Mr. Skavroň was responsible for mergers and acquisitions with the aim to fulfill EPH’s long term strategy (more than 60 highly complex transactions/swaps in the energy sector all over Europe). Before joining EPH, Mr. Skavroň had spent most of his professional career in managerial positions working for an international energy company both in the Czech Republic and abroad. He was responsible, inter alia, for the development of business activities, management of international projects in southeastern Europe and Turkey (primarily in connection with the Nabucco project and LNG-related projects), for the process of integration of the Czech gas industry following the privatization period and its subsequent optimization. Mr. Skavroň graduated from ČVUT (Czech Technical University in Prague) and he participated in several study programs abroad (including Notre Dame University in Australia and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland). Currently, he focuses on consulting in the fields of energy, corporate finance and capital markets.
Member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Petr Teplý is an Associate Professor in Finance at the Faculty of Finance and Accounting at University of Economics in Prague. He obtained his PhD degree at the Institute of Economic Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in 2009. He also studied in Austria, the United States of America and New Zealand. He worked for five years in ČSOB Bank at various positions at the Department of Planning and Controlling, Restructuralization, Legal and Forensic Projects. He also participated in internship in the investment bank Spencer Clarke in New York and for the next six years, he held the position of Project Manager in company EEIP, a.s. for the field of Corporate Finance, Energetics, EU Funding and Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA). Doc. Petr Teplý regularly lectures at conferences abroad and universities including the State University of New York and the Harvard University. He has written or co-authored of over 100 papers and 10 books. He has been awarded many times for his significant academic activities. He is actively employed at Charles University and University of Economics in Prague where he lectures on banking and risk management. Currently, he is not a member of any authorities in any other company.
Member, Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic
Mr. Vladimír Pikora was born in Prague on 03 August 1977. He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague with a Ph. D. degree. During his studies, he joined Volksbank CZ, a.s., where he initially worked as a financial markets analyst and later on as the bank’s chief economist. In 2006 he joined an independent analytical and consulting company Next Finance s.r.o., where he first acted as the chief economist, and later as one of its executive directors. He has passed broker exams organized by the Securities Commission. Along with Markéta Šichtařová, he wrote several books on economic matters, out of which two have become best sellers. Mr. Pikora is the author of several hundreds of specialized articles intended for general public. He has been recognized for precision of his forecasts and announced by the Týden magazine as the most frequently quoted Czech analyst. He has been a long-standing member of the Czech Economic Society, and from 2011 until 2014 he was a member of the board of directors.
Member, Česká exportní banka, a.s.
Tomáš Pubrdle graduated with Communications major at Napier University in Edinburgh, and with European Integration and Management major at University of Applied Science in Bremen. Between 2005 and2010, he participated upon building up of the financial company Credoma a.s., and from 2007, he participated as a member of its board of directors upon preparation of its successful transformation in Equa bank a.s. Between 2010 and 2015 we worked as a deputy director of workout of mortgage loans in Raiffeisenbank a.s. and he also managed out of court collections of receivables in Wüstenrot group. In ČEB, a.s., he is working from April 2015 as senior manager responsible for products and strategies of the bank.