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The most notable management changes of the second quarter of 2021 according to Bubenik Partners

According to Bubenik Partners, among the most interesting managerial changes in the second quarter of 2021 are the arrival of new general managers at the head of the largest beer producer, a Central European industrial automation group, a Czech bus manufacturer, a popular auction portal and local representations of a global stock market infrastructure provider and retail chain. The regular, prestigious quarterly selection “Movers and Shakers at the Top of Czech Business” includes the addition of reinforcements to the global management of a leading manufacturer of nonwovens, as well as changes in top positions at the largest banking group and an ambitious online supermarket.

 

The selection for the second quarter of 2021 represents an aggregate view of what is happening on the market through the eyes of Bubenik Partners, a renowned consulting company, based on twenty years of experience with day-to-day operation among the top managers in the Czech Republic. It is a representative overview of the most important developments in the highest levels of Czech business during the given period.

 

“In the second quarter, the top of the corporate pyramids was busy once again, with an increase of changes in top positions compared to the previous three months.”

 

In the second quarter, the top of the corporate pyramids was busy once again, with an increase of changes in top positions compared to the previous three months – indicating that negotiations to add and strengthen management teams continued to take place during the “lockdowns” caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. (Managerial changes announced in a given quarter traditionally reflect decisions made by companies and candidates three to six months ago). The revival of managerial recruitment is illustrated by the fact that this selection of “Movers and Shakers” counts 10 names, while in the previous two quarters we selected only the eight most significant changes from a smaller number of managerial shifts.

 

Top managers are attracted to industries for which the pandemic has been a boost, or pointed out their resilience to economic cycle fluctuations.

 

The selection ” Movers and Shakers at the Top of Czech Business ” for the second quarter confirms that top managers are attracted to industries for which the pandemic has been a boost, or pointed out their resilience to economic cycle fluctuations, whether it’s online supermarket Rohlík, auction portal Aukro, stock exchange group Deutsche Börse or PFNonwovens, a manufacturer of nonwovens used in hygiene and healthcare. Traditional, brick-and-mortar, institutions also continue to reshape their leadership teams to support digital transformation and give women space to breathe new life into the roles that used to be more men-dominated – as evidenced by the change in ČSOB’s Board of Directors.

 

“Traditional, brick-and-mortar, institutions also continue to reshape their leadership teams to support digital transformation and give space to women.”

 

“Movers and Shakers at the Top of Czech Business” in the second quarter of 2021

(in alphabetical order)

Dragoș Constantinescu – in June he became the new CEO of Plzeňský Prazdroj (having come to the Czech Republic as president of the Romanian brewery Ursus, which also belongs to the Asahi group; previously, he worked for British American Tobacco for several years in various leadership and strategic management positions).

 

Peter Jirásek – the new Chief Financial Officer of the leading manufacturer of nonwovens, PFNonwovens; he replaced Marian Rašík, the group’s longtime CFO (bringing more than 20 years of industry experience to the company; most recently, he managed finance for Delphi Technologies, one of the leaders in new technologies related to vehicle electronics).

 

Michaela Lhotková – in May, she was appointed as a member of the ČSOB Board of Directors, in the position of Chief Innovation Officer, with the aim of continuing the digital transformation of the banking group (she began her career at the bank almost 10 years ago as a trainee, gradually taking on managerial roles within the ČSOB Group).

 

Slavoj Musílek – in April he became CEO of AUTOMA CZ, one of the leading companies in industrial automation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Central European Automation Holding, backed by the new owner of the Strakonice company AUTOMA – Oriens Investment Fund (he was previously General Manager for Central and Eastern Europe at Universal Robots, where he worked since the 2015 establishment of a branch in the Czech Republic).

 

Katarína Navrátilová – in April she took over the newly created position of Tesco’s General Manager in the Czech Republic (she has been associated with Tesco for more than 20 years, starting as a purchasing coordinator; she was later a member of the management of Central European Tesco in the position of HR, and subsequently product director).

 

Jiří Paroulek – since June he has been CEO of the Czech bus manufacturer SOR Libchava (he has been in managerial positions with automotive industry suppliers for over 20 years).

 

Alena Patrovská – in May she took on the newly created role of global HR director (Chief People Officer) at the nonwovens manufacturer PFNonwovens (she previously managed human resources for large international companies such as Walmark, Vendavo and VF Corporation).

 

Jakub Petřina – he has been the Marketing Director of the Rohlík Group since May. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for marketing activities both in local and all foreign markets (before joining the online supermarket, he was the marketing director of the PPF Group for 15 years, first at Home Credit and then at Air Bank).

 

Jan Sadílek – at the beginning of summer he became the head of Aukro, the largest domestic auction portal (he came to the company from the e-shop Alza.cz, where he worked for many years; the last four as director of online and offline marketing).

 

Petr Strnad – since April, as the new CEO and Head of IT Risk Management, he has strengthened the management team of the Czech representation of the Deutsche Börse Group, one of the world’s largest organizations trading in financial instruments (he has been in finance and banking for over 20 years and has held various management positions; he came to Deutsche Börse from Deloitte).

 

 

 

The Movers and Shakers at the Top of Czech Business in the Second Quarter of 2021

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The most notable management changes of the second quarter of 2021 according to Bubenik Partners

According to Bubenik Partners, among the most interesting managerial changes in the second quarter of 2021 are the arrival of new general managers at the head of the largest beer producer, a Central European industrial automation group, a Czech bus manufacturer, a popular auction portal and local representations of a global stock market infrastructure provider and retail chain. The regular, prestigious quarterly selection “Movers and Shakers at the Top of Czech Business” includes the addition of reinforcements to the global management of a leading manufacturer of nonwovens, as well as changes in top positions at the largest banking group and an ambitious online supermarket.

 

The selection for the second quarter of 2021 represents an aggregate view of what is happening on the market through the eyes of Bubenik Partners, a renowned consulting company, based on twenty years of experience with day-to-day operation among the top managers in the Czech Republic. It is a representative overview of the most important developments in the highest levels of Czech business during the given period.

 

“In the second quarter, the top of the corporate pyramids was busy once again, with an increase of changes in top positions compared to the previous three months.”

 

In the second quarter, the top of the corporate pyramids was busy once again, with an increase of changes in top positions compared to the previous three months – indicating that negotiations to add and strengthen management teams continued to take place during the “lockdowns” caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. (Managerial changes announced in a given quarter traditionally reflect decisions made by companies and candidates three to six months ago). The revival of managerial recruitment is illustrated by the fact that this selection of “Movers and Shakers” counts 10 names, while in the previous two quarters we selected only the eight most significant changes from a smaller number of managerial shifts.

 

Top managers are attracted to industries for which the pandemic has been a boost, or pointed out their resilience to economic cycle fluctuations.

 

The selection ” Movers and Shakers at the Top of Czech Business ” for the second quarter confirms that top managers are attracted to industries for which the pandemic has been a boost, or pointed out their resilience to economic cycle fluctuations, whether it’s online supermarket Rohlík, auction portal Aukro, stock exchange group Deutsche Börse or PFNonwovens, a manufacturer of nonwovens used in hygiene and healthcare. Traditional, brick-and-mortar, institutions also continue to reshape their leadership teams to support digital transformation and give women space to breathe new life into the roles that used to be more men-dominated – as evidenced by the change in ČSOB’s Board of Directors.

 

“Traditional, brick-and-mortar, institutions also continue to reshape their leadership teams to support digital transformation and give space to women.”

 

“Movers and Shakers at the Top of Czech Business” in the second quarter of 2021

(in alphabetical order)

Dragoș Constantinescu – in June he became the new CEO of Plzeňský Prazdroj (having come to the Czech Republic as president of the Romanian brewery Ursus, which also belongs to the Asahi group; previously, he worked for British American Tobacco for several years in various leadership and strategic management positions).

 

Peter Jirásek – the new Chief Financial Officer of the leading manufacturer of nonwovens, PFNonwovens; he replaced Marian Rašík, the group’s longtime CFO (bringing more than 20 years of industry experience to the company; most recently, he managed finance for Delphi Technologies, one of the leaders in new technologies related to vehicle electronics).

 

Michaela Lhotková – in May, she was appointed as a member of the ČSOB Board of Directors, in the position of Chief Innovation Officer, with the aim of continuing the digital transformation of the banking group (she began her career at the bank almost 10 years ago as a trainee, gradually taking on managerial roles within the ČSOB Group).

 

Slavoj Musílek – in April he became CEO of AUTOMA CZ, one of the leading companies in industrial automation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Central European Automation Holding, backed by the new owner of the Strakonice company AUTOMA – Oriens Investment Fund (he was previously General Manager for Central and Eastern Europe at Universal Robots, where he worked since the 2015 establishment of a branch in the Czech Republic).

 

Katarína Navrátilová – in April she took over the newly created position of Tesco’s General Manager in the Czech Republic (she has been associated with Tesco for more than 20 years, starting as a purchasing coordinator; she was later a member of the management of Central European Tesco in the position of HR, and subsequently product director).

 

Jiří Paroulek – since June he has been CEO of the Czech bus manufacturer SOR Libchava (he has been in managerial positions with automotive industry suppliers for over 20 years).

 

Alena Patrovská – in May she took on the newly created role of global HR director (Chief People Officer) at the nonwovens manufacturer PFNonwovens (she previously managed human resources for large international companies such as Walmark, Vendavo and VF Corporation).

 

Jakub Petřina – he has been the Marketing Director of the Rohlík Group since May. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for marketing activities both in local and all foreign markets (before joining the online supermarket, he was the marketing director of the PPF Group for 15 years, first at Home Credit and then at Air Bank).

 

Jan Sadílek – at the beginning of summer he became the head of Aukro, the largest domestic auction portal (he came to the company from the e-shop Alza.cz, where he worked for many years; the last four as director of online and offline marketing).

 

Petr Strnad – since April, as the new CEO and Head of IT Risk Management, he has strengthened the management team of the Czech representation of the Deutsche Börse Group, one of the world’s largest organizations trading in financial instruments (he has been in finance and banking for over 20 years and has held various management positions; he came to Deutsche Börse from Deloitte).