Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Juraj Šedivý earned an MBA degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York and an engineering degree from University of Nitra. He joined ČESKÝ TELECOM, the legal predecessor of O2 Czech Republic and CETIN, in 1997 as Executive Director for planning and controlling and from 2001 served as a Vice President for finance and shared services. Between 2003 and 2009, he held the position of First Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and from 2006 to 2009 served as Chief Executive Officer of Telefónica O2 Slovakia, new green field entrant to Slovak mobile market. He also held a range of financial controlling roles at Johnson & Johnson in the US and the Czech Republic, served as a CFO of Globtel, member of France Telecom Group, and as an investment partner in the area of software development. Mr. Šedivý holds the position of the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of CETIN since January, 2019.
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
Filip has a degree in electrical engineering from ČVUT in Prague. After briefly working in ČEZ, he took up a position in the corporate finance team at Český Telecom, where he also filled various roles in procurement and controlling departments. Between 2008 and 2009 he lead a team for assessing the effectiveness of network projects in Europe for Telefonica UK. He has been the CFO of CETIN since established in 2015.
Member of the Board of Directors
He graduated from BIVŠ Prague – College of Banking and Janko Jesensky Faculty of Law. After 1989 he ran his own business developing economic software. In 1996, he was appointed Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, later becoming Deputy Finance Minister responsible for tax, customs and IT. He was also Deputy Minister for Informatics primarily in charge of electronic communications and mailing services. He is one of the key co-authors of the Electronic Communications Act no. 127/2005, Coll. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Czech Telecommunications Office between 2005 and 2009. In 2014 and 2015 he served as a member of the Board of Directors of O2 Czech Republic. Currently, he occupies the position of Business Support Director in CETIN.
Chairman of Supervisory Board
Martin Vlček has gained extensive experience in finance and investment working for Penta Investments until 2011. He then moved on to become Investment Director at PPF Group. Following PPF´s entry into telecommunication business in 2013, he became the CEO of O2 Slovakia and was also responsible for finance in O2 Czech Republic. He was instrumental in the functional and legal separation of O2 Czech Republic into retail and wholesale operations in 2015. From its establishment in 2015 until the end of 2018 he was the Chairman of CETIN´s Board of Directors. From 2019, he chairs CETIN´s supervisory board and oversees the process of consolidation of PPF´s telecomunications assets in the CEE region.
Vice-Chairman of Supervisory Board
He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering as Telecommunications major. He completed Master of Business Telecommunications (M.B.T.) graduate course at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. After his studies he worked for the Telecommunications Research Institute in Prague. In 1989, he joined SPT TELECOM (legal predecessor of O2 Czech Republic) where he occupied different roles in the fields of communication technology, technology development, network management projects and OSS. In June 2003, he was appointed 2nd Vice-Chairman of the Board of ČESKÝ TELECOM, later he occupied the positions of Vice-President for Operations and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors in O2 Czech Republic. Currently, he holds the position of the CEO of Česká telekomunikační infrastruktura a.s. (CETIN).
Member of Supervisory Board
He has worked in CETIN and its legal predecessors continually since 1979. Between 1998 and 2014 he was a member, and for more than 12 years 2. vicechairman, of supervisory boards of these companies. He has completed courses on finance and international accounting standards for statutory representatives.