Curious about who is at the helm of Vodafone Czech Republic? Meet of CEO and Vice Presidents
After graduation, Petr Dvořák gained his first experience in business as a hair product manager in Lybar. He then spent two years in the marketing department of Nestlé. His career in telecommunications started in 2001 when he joined T‑Mobile where he served at various managerial positions for over ten years. In 2008, he became the head of the entire marketing division.
When not inventing new marketing strategies, Petr is most likely to be found with his family and two children. He also enjoys long-distance running, cycling and skiing.
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.
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
Veronika is a graduate of Prague School of Economics and Shefield Hallam University. Before coming to Vodafone, she spent several years gathering experience in Germany and Poland. She has worked at various international position in financial and FMCG companies for 18 years and is now serving in her new role of Vodafone’s Vice President for human resources where, in addition to traditional HR, she is also responsible for asset management and communication. Working with and for people is her passion. She believes in the importance of languages and, in addition to Czech and English, she has learnt to speak Serbian, Polish and Russian. She smoothly combines a professional career, including frequent international travel, with family life. Together with her husband, she is bringing up three children and devotes most of her free time to them.
Vice President for Finance
Milan Kníže has returned to Vodafone after serving as the CFO for Africa in the London headquarters of Vodafone for two and a half years. He was responsible for financial management, planning and key mergers and acquisitions in Africa. When he first joined Vodafone in 2007, he worked as the Director for financial planning and strategy, responsible for the planning process and the cost cutting programme. He was also behind the execution of key strategic and business initiatives. He has also worked in the marketing department of the Vodafone group.Milan holds a Masters Degree and Ph.D. in information technology and electrical engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague and a degree in finance from the Prague School 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 Public Relations
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.