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The Movers and Shakers at the Top of Czech Business in the Fourth Quarter of 2020

According to Bubenik Partners, the most significant managerial changes in the fourth quarter of 2020 included changes of CEOs at one of the major firearms manufacturers, in the Czech branches of an elevator supplier, a global security solutions agency, and a cash management company. 

Among other attention-catching changes were returns of managers from their foreign engagements – to the operator of a leading online comparison platform and an innovative technology company. Our prestigious quarterly selection “Movers and shakers at the forefront of the Czech business” also comprised the accedence of a woman as a head of the banking association and shifts in the top management of the global leader in digital security. 

The “Top 8” selection for the fourth quarter of 2020 represents an aggregated view of the developments on the market through the lens of Bubenik Partners, a renowned consulting company, which is building on twenty years of day-to-day operation experience with top managers in the Czech Republic. It is a comprehensive and representative selection of the most important occurrences at the forefront of the Czech business over the past period. 

While the top ten most significant changes were announced for every quarter of the last year, selection of the fourth quarter was narrowed down to “Top 8”. 

In the past three months, there were demonstrably fewer changes in the top management compared to previous quarters. In our view, this is due to a combination of two factors: seasonal downturn as appointments agreed before the end of the year are traditionally postponed to January and increased uncertainty in the business sphere,” said Jan Bubeník, founder and managing partner of Bubenik Partners, 

 

The movers and shakers at the forefront of the Czech business in the fourth quarter 2020 

(in alphabetical order) 

Pavel Adamovský – General Manager of the security agency SECURITAS Czech Republic (he took up the baton for the agency as its Country Executive Officer in November, after having previously spent 14 years at UPS, where he managed branches in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, PolandRussia, and Belarus). 

Branislav Baláž – Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Schindler CZ, a.s. – a Czech branch of the world leading elevator supplier (he joined the company back in 2018 as Business Area Director for New installations in the South and Eastern Europe after both national and international engagements at companies such as Hilti, GoodYear and KONE). 

Jaroslav Gaisler – General Manager of the online comparison platform Srovnejto.cz (he took over the firm owned by Bauer Media Group in November, after years spent abroad. Most recently he served as Chief Executive Officer of Home Credit International in Indonesia).  

Olivier Maurice – Country President for the Czech and Slovak Republics at Loomis (he joined the company specializing in cash management in November after over 20 years spent in the manufacturing sector in the Czech Republic and Asia). 

Lukáš Raška – In October, he assumed a newly created role of the Chief Commercial Officer at technology company Livesport (he spent nearly seven years as Chief Operating Officer for the Asia-Pacific markets at anti-virus company ESET; previously, he had also worked for AVG Technology and Dell). 

Miroslav Umlauf – Starting October is a Chief Data Officer at Avastthe world leader in digital security and privacy protection (he has been with Avast, resp. with AVG Technologies, which Avast took over back in 2016, for more than 10 years). 

Monika Zahálková – In November she became Executive Director of the Czech Banking Association, which associates banks and building societies operating on the Czech market (in her new role, she will apply more than twenty years of experience in the Corporate Governance area; from 2001 she served as Executive Director of Czech Institute of Directors). 

Jan Zajíc – Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Česká zbrojovka, a. s., one of the major European firearms manufacturers (he served in the firm since 2019 as Chief Financial Officerpreviously he worked in various managerial roles at industrial companies both in the Czech Republic and internationally). 

 

 

The Movers and Shakers at the Top of Czech Business in the Fourth Quarter of 2020

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The Movers and Shakers at the Top of Czech Business in the Fourth Quarter of 2020

According to Bubenik Partners, the most significant managerial changes in the fourth quarter of 2020 included changes of CEOs at one of the major firearms manufacturers, in the Czech branches of an elevator supplier, a global security solutions agency, and a cash management company. 

Among other attention-catching changes were returns of managers from their foreign engagements – to the operator of a leading online comparison platform and an innovative technology company. Our prestigious quarterly selection “Movers and shakers at the forefront of the Czech business” also comprised the accedence of a woman as a head of the banking association and shifts in the top management of the global leader in digital security. 

The “Top 8” selection for the fourth quarter of 2020 represents an aggregated view of the developments on the market through the lens of Bubenik Partners, a renowned consulting company, which is building on twenty years of day-to-day operation experience with top managers in the Czech Republic. It is a comprehensive and representative selection of the most important occurrences at the forefront of the Czech business over the past period. 

While the top ten most significant changes were announced for every quarter of the last year, selection of the fourth quarter was narrowed down to “Top 8”. 

In the past three months, there were demonstrably fewer changes in the top management compared to previous quarters. In our view, this is due to a combination of two factors: seasonal downturn as appointments agreed before the end of the year are traditionally postponed to January and increased uncertainty in the business sphere,” said Jan Bubeník, founder and managing partner of Bubenik Partners, 

 

The movers and shakers at the forefront of the Czech business in the fourth quarter 2020 

(in alphabetical order) 

Pavel Adamovský – General Manager of the security agency SECURITAS Czech Republic (he took up the baton for the agency as its Country Executive Officer in November, after having previously spent 14 years at UPS, where he managed branches in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, PolandRussia, and Belarus). 

Branislav Baláž – Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Schindler CZ, a.s. – a Czech branch of the world leading elevator supplier (he joined the company back in 2018 as Business Area Director for New installations in the South and Eastern Europe after both national and international engagements at companies such as Hilti, GoodYear and KONE). 

Jaroslav Gaisler – General Manager of the online comparison platform Srovnejto.cz (he took over the firm owned by Bauer Media Group in November, after years spent abroad. Most recently he served as Chief Executive Officer of Home Credit International in Indonesia).  

Olivier Maurice – Country President for the Czech and Slovak Republics at Loomis (he joined the company specializing in cash management in November after over 20 years spent in the manufacturing sector in the Czech Republic and Asia). 

Lukáš Raška – In October, he assumed a newly created role of the Chief Commercial Officer at technology company Livesport (he spent nearly seven years as Chief Operating Officer for the Asia-Pacific markets at anti-virus company ESET; previously, he had also worked for AVG Technology and Dell). 

Miroslav Umlauf – Starting October is a Chief Data Officer at Avastthe world leader in digital security and privacy protection (he has been with Avast, resp. with AVG Technologies, which Avast took over back in 2016, for more than 10 years). 

Monika Zahálková – In November she became Executive Director of the Czech Banking Association, which associates banks and building societies operating on the Czech market (in her new role, she will apply more than twenty years of experience in the Corporate Governance area; from 2001 she served as Executive Director of Czech Institute of Directors). 

Jan Zajíc – Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Česká zbrojovka, a. s., one of the major European firearms manufacturers (he served in the firm since 2019 as Chief Financial Officerpreviously he worked in various managerial roles at industrial companies both in the Czech Republic and internationally).