Curious about who is at the helm of Vodafone Czech Republic? Meet of CEO and Vice Presidents
Chief Executive Officer
After graduating from university, Petr Dvořák gained business experience as a manager at hair care company Lybar. He then spent two years at the marketing department of Nestlé. His telecommunications career began in 2001, when he joined T‑Mobile, serving in various managerial positions for over 10 years. In 2008, Petr became chief marketing officer at the company. He joined Vodafone as Vice-president for Consumer Business Unit in 2012, becoming Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Czech Republic in 2018.
When he isn’t coming up with new company strategies, he spends most of his time with his wife and two children. Petr’s hobbies also include long-distance running, cycling and skiing.
Vice president EBU
Jonathan was Head of Enterprise Customer Solutions at Vodafone Ireland where he has been responsible for growing the fixed and managed services business, running solution sales, pre-sales and operations and service management. Prior to this, Jonathan was Head of Commercial and Marketing and also held a number of other senior leadership roles in commercial, marketing, business development and product management across Vodafone UK – running both fixed and mobile lines of business.
Before joining Vodafone, Jonathan worked in ICT consulting with particular focus on a number of start-up fixed and mobile operators throughout Europe.
Jonathan is a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion and the transformational power of technology and innovation. He spends his free time with his wife and three kids and relaxes playing football, squash or taking long walks in the countryside. Jonathan hails from Newcastle, UK.
Vice president CBU
Quique joined Vodafone in 2006 and has held a number of commercial roles in both Spain and Group. In 2015, he was appointed Head of Marketing Strategy and Propositions in Group Commercial where he has led the acceleration of digital marketing, supported the roll out of segment marketing across local markets and helped to define and implement global marketing and pricing strategies.
Quique graduated from Information Science and Law and went on to receive an MBA. He’s lived in Madrid, London and Düsseldorf. He is married and has a little son Max. His passions are cinema, literature, music and opera. He also used to be a boxer and is an avid footballer.
Vice president for Human Resources
Carl Clarke joined Vodafone in 2014 as Head of Organisation Effectiveness, working with teams across Europe on mergers, acquisitions, cultural change and team effectiveness. Prior to joining Vodafone, Carl held HR leadership roles in organisations undergoing significant change and renewal. Beside the UK, he has worked and lived in Tunisia and Canada. In the latter, he led the HR function at Centrica Energy Canada, overseeing the acquisition and integration of assets from both Shell and Suncor Energy.
Carl is proud to champion and support Vodafone’s diversity and inclusion activities. In the last years he has spearheaded Vodafone’s LGBT+ drive, which resulted in Vodafone being recognised as a Top global employer for LGBT+ inclusion in 2017 and 2018.
Outside of Vodafone, Carl is a keen runner and has recently completed an MSc in Occupational Psychology with Coventry University, where he specialized in digital resilience. He loves travelling.
Vice President for Finance
Milan Kníže returned to Vodafone Czech Republic in April 2017, after two and a half years at Vodafone headquarters in London, where he was Finance Director for Africa. He was responsible for financial management, planning and key mergers and acquisitions in Africa. After joining Vodafone in 2007, Milan worked as Head of Financial Planning and Strategy, responsible for the planning process and a cost-reduction programme. He was also behind key strategic and business initiatives. In addition, Milan worked at the Vodafone Group marketing department.
He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in information technology and electrical engineering, both from the Czech Technical University in Prague. Milan also has a degree in finance from the University of Economics in Prague. He devotes most of his free time to his two small sons and enjoys playing the guitar.
Jan Klouda is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Masaryk University in Brno. He began his career at Vodafone in 2007 as the head of the legal department. He has been the company’s General Counsel since 2011 responsible for the management of legal matters, compliance and business risks.
He works to foster good corporate governance and compliance in the Czech Republic through teaching and speaking activities.
Before joining Vodafone, Jan Klouda was the head of the legal department of UPC Czech Republic, a lawyer in Eurotel Praha and an attorney in a private practice.
His hobbies include yachting and flying.
Director for Regulation and External Affairs
Richard Stonavský has been responsible for public relations and Vodafone’s regulation strategy since 2011. His role is to defend the company’s interests in dealings with regulators and public institutions in the Czech Republic and the EU, he represents Vodafone in professional and industry associations and supports various innovative corporate projects.
Before joining Vodafone, Richard Stonavský was responsible for regulation matters in T-Mobile and Aliatel and worked as an assistant in the Senate of the Czech Republic.
He is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics of the Prague School of Economics and Sheffield Hallam University.
He travels and hikes to recharge.
Vice President for Technology
Up until recently, Milan pursued his career in T-Mobile where he most recently served as the technical director in T-Mobile Polska. In this capacity, he oversaw one of the biggest European network sharing projects.
He holds a degree in telecommunications networks from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University. He gained his MBA from Thunderbird University in 2008, He is fluent in English, Polish and German.
In devotes his free time to his family, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.
Vice President Commercial Operations
Anna joined Vodafone in 2001 and over the years she has held a number of different roles across the company. In her current role, she is in charge of our retail network, customer care and phone sales. Anna started her career at Vodafone in the risk management, went on to supervise various teams ranging from planning and analysis to quality and training, claims, systems design and customer experience.
Anna is a graduate of an international talent programme, concluded by a stint at the head office of Vodafone Italy in 2013–2014. On her return, she took over care and sales and since January 2017 she has acted as Vice President Commercial Operations.
In her spare time, she likes to travel with her husband, loves mountains and wildlife photography.