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CEO Vodafone Czech Republic
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, holding various management positions for over 10 years. In 2008, he was appointed chief marketing officer. In 2012, Petr joined Vodafone as Vice-President for Non-Business Customers, becoming Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Czech Republic in 2018.
When he isn’t coming up with new company strategies, Petr spends time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys long-distance running, cycling, and skiing.
Director People and Property
Carl joined Vodafone in 2014 as head of organizational efficiency, working with teams across Europe on mergers, acquisitions, cultural change, and team effectiveness. Before that, he worked in international human resource roles in organisations undergoing significant change and renewal, such as at Centrica Energy Canada. Carl has gained experience in the UK as well as in Tunisia and Canada.
He is proud to champion diversity in society and the workplace. For the past three years, he has been at the forefront of activities to support the LGBT+ community and thus has helped Vodafone to gain recognition as one of the best LGBT+ employers in the world. In addition to his work, Carl is studying psychology at the University of Coventry, specializing in resistance to digital threats. Away from work, Carl is a keen traveller.
Director Commercial Operations
Anna joined Vodafone in 2001 and has since progressed through the company. In her current role, she takes care of our shops network and telephone-based customer care and sales. Anna started out at Vodafone as an analyst in risk management. She continued as a team leader in various areas ranging from analytics and planning, quality and training, complaints, and new systems design to customer experience.
Anna successfully graduated from the international talent programme, which she completed while working at the headquarters of Vodafone Italy in 2013-2014. After returning to the Czech Republic, she took over responsibility for care and sales, and has been Vice-President for Care and Sales since November 2018.
In her spare time, Anna enjoys travel, spending time in the mountains, and nature photography.
Director Legal, Risk&Corporate Security
Jan Klouda graduated from the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in Brno and started his Vodafone career in 2007, as head of the legal department. Since 2011, he has been the General Counsel of the company, with responsibility for legal affairs, compliance, business risks and corporate security, including fraud prevention, investigations and business continuity. After the acquisition of UPC Czech Republic, Jan became Vice-President for Legal Affairs, Risk Management and Corporate Security.
As a member of the American Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, he is a certified investigator (CFE). Jan completed post-graduate studies at the International Compliance Association, where he is a Fellow. He supports the development of corporate governance and compliance culture in the Czech Republic through teaching and giving lectures.
Prior to joining Vodafone, Jan Klouda headed the legal department of UPC Czech Republic, was a lawyer at Eurotel Praha, and worked in the legal profession.
Milan Kníže returned to Vodafone Czech Republic in April 2017 after two and a half years as finance director for Africa at Vodafone’s London headquarters. There he was in charge of financial management, planning and key mergers and acquisitions activities 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 contributed to the implementation of key strategic and business initiatives and worked at the Vodafone Group and in the marketing department.
He holds a master’s and PhD degree in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague and a degree in Finance at the University of Economics in Prague. Milan spends most of his free time with his two small sons and also enjoys playing the guitar.
Director Strategy and Integration
PPetr came to Vodafone from UPC Czech Republic, where he was Chief Finance Officer for more than 10 years. In addition to the Czech branch, from 2016 he was responsible for the financial management and strategy of the Slovak branch of UPC. In this position, he played a significant role in bringing the Czech and Slovak branches of this company together into a single operational unit. Before that, for 10 years he worked at EY, where he started as an auditor and then moved to the transaction advisory department. During his time at EY, Petr was involved in more than 100 mergers and acquisition projects in the Czech Republic, as well as in Central Europe. He also worked as an intern in Australia.
Petr graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, then continued his education with an Executive MBA programme and was an active member of the ACCA and CFA professional associations. He enjoys spending time with his two daughters, as well as skiing, cycling, in-line skating, tennis, golf and reading.
Director Vodafone Business Unit
Jonathan came to Vodafone Czech Republic from Vodafone Ireland, where he was Head of Enterprise Customer Solutions. He was responsible mostly for extending the convergent portfolio, sales, pre-sales and operations, and service management. Before that, he was Head of Commercial and Marketing, and held various management positions in CBU, marketing, business development and product management for fixed and mobile services at Vodafone UK. Before joining Vodafone, he worked as a consultant for several start-up European operators.
Jonathan is a passionate advocate of diversity in the workplace and believes that technology can change society for the better. He is also interested in innovation. Jonathan spends his free time with his wife and three children, and relaxes by playing football and squash, and enjoying outdoor activities. He comes from Newcastle in England.
Director Regulatory & External Affairs
Richard Stonavský has been responsible for Vodafone’s external relations and regulatory strategy since 2011. In this role, he represents the company's interests in dealing with Czech and EU regulatory authorities and public institutions. He also represents Vodafone in professional and industry associations and supports various innovative corporate projects.
Before joining Vodafone, Richard Stonavský was responsible for regulatory matters at T-Mobile and Aliatel and worked as an assistant at the Senate of the Czech Parliament.
He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague and Sheffield Hallam University.
He recharges his batteries by travelling and spending time in the mountains.
Director Consumer Business Unit
Quique joined Vodafone in 2006 from BCG and has held a number of management positions in marketing, sales, strategy, finance and operations since then. In 2018, he joined the Czech Board from Vodafone’s HQ in London where he was responsible for Marketing Strategy and Propositions in charge of digital marketing and implementing global marketing and pricing strategies across the whole Vodafone Group.
Quique graduated in science in information and law, he gained an MBA and is currently back to university where he is graduating in Philosophy. He has lived in Madrid, London and Düsseldorf. He has two young sons, Max and Alex. His passions are cinema, reading and music. Quique is also a former boxer, a keen footballer and an average drummer.
Until joining Vodafone, Milan pursued his career at T-Mobile, where he was until recently Technical Director at T-Mobile Polska and oversaw one of the largest European network projects.
He studied Digital Communications Networks at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University. In 2008, he gained an MBA from Thunderbird University. Milan speaks English, Polish and German.
In his spare time, apart from family pursuits, Milan enjoys running, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.