Interview with Tomáš Prouza, Secretary of State for EU Affairs

Interview with Tomáš Prouza, Secretary of State for EU Affairs

Before taking over the post of Secretary of State for EU Affairs, Tomáš Prouza was active both in private and public sector. He was Deputy Minister of Finance between 2004 and 2007, where he gained his nickname “Mr. Euro”, founded a well-known financial portal www.penize.cz, was one of the founders of financial consulting company Partners […]

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Interview with Alexandra Brabcová

Interview with Alexandra Brabcová

This part of the series Ambassadors without a Diplomatic Passport focuses on persons who often significantly contribute to the success of talks among official representatives of States – people who draft background papers, engage in preparatory negotiations or interpret at the meetings. These men and women are not in the focus of photographers and TV […]

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Interview with Michal Zahrádka, Managing Director, Schunk Praha

Interview with Michal Zahrádka, Managing Director, Schunk Praha

“Schunk belongs to its employees, and this is a very effective method.” Michal Zahrádka leads technology company Schunk in the Czech Republic, which focuses mainly on carbon, graphite and tribology. Michal has worked well in the field of security, and he even built an international team of experts for the prevention and detection of economic […]

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Interview with Milan Sedláček, Sales Manager, DIC

Interview with Milan Sedláček, Sales Manager, DIC

Diamonds are forever From 1994 – 2000 Milan Sedláček was doing business mostly in raw-materials for the food industry. Since 2000 he has been engaged in parallel capital markets (Forex, commodity markets) and trading on the stock exchange. Since 2006 he has worked at the company Diamonds International Corporation (DIC) as Sales Manager and Certified […]

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Interview with Jan Hamáček, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies

Interview with Jan Hamáček, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies

“Unfortunately, it does not look as though we have yet reached the end of the crisis in Ukraine, but hopefully we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.” The Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies John Hamáček will head the lower house of the chamber for one year. Is he still devoted […]

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Interview with Daniel Kurucz, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Czech Railways

Interview with Daniel Kurucz, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Czech Railways

“Why should you travel by train? Just give it a chance…” Daniel Kurucz , chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Czech Railways, began his managerial career in the 1990‘s. He worked in many multinational enterprises e.g. Japanese Fujifilm, Carborundum, Swedish Engineering company Sandvik AB, and in Agrofert Holding. He also led companies […]

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Interview with Jovo Savič, Owner of KOGO Restaurant chain

“The Orchestra is to be conducted by me” The owner and chef of the successful Kogo restaurant chain in an interview for Leaders Magazine describes why good relations with clients are so important. Jovo Savič was born in Sarajevo. After graduating from secondary school of hotel management he worked as a waiter and during that […]

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Interview with Milan Chovanec, Minister of Interior

“I would love to achieve a situation where policemen would not do as much secretarial work, rather that they could spend more time doing fieldwork.” The interior minister and member of parliament of the Czech Republic, Milan Chovanec, has been in politics since 1997. He worked mainly at a regional level in the Pilsen region for […]

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Interview with Helena Horská

Interview with Helena Horská

I have been thinking about the aspects of regional cooperation and the role of the Czech Republic both within the Visegrad Four and the Central and Eastern European context for a long time.  I decided to approach the issue from the economical point of view, rather than political one.  The reason is the oscillating perception […]

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Interview with Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

“Politics is not and actually never has been considered a highly esteemed human activity.” In this interview for Leaders Magazine, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka describes how priorities of the government changed due to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, and the reactions he received after the enforcement of the Czech observations to European sanctions. […]

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Interview with H.E. Souryia Otmani, Ambassador of Morocco in the Czech Republic

“I work very hard in order to lift up the negative perceptions towards Islam” Ambassador of His Majesty the King of Morocco Mrs. Souriya Otmani graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Muhammed V. in Rabat. She worked for the Department of School Education and for the Department of Foreign Affairs and […]

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Interview with Radka Dohnalová

Successful Czech leaders who gained their education and professional experience abroad and then they returned because they want to make a difference to their homeland from within represent another category that fits into the ambassadors without a diplomatic passport framework.  As was the case with personalities in preceding series, I chose Radka Dohnalová for several […]

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Yujin Kreves

Yujin Kreves

Yujin Kreves (chairman Young Kee Moon, www.yujinkreves.com) is world leading utensils and silverwares such as spoons, forks, and knives, manufacturing and exporting company. Through world-famous brands like WMF, Henkel, Cambridge (USA), Lennox (USA), products of Yujin Kreves are on the tables around the world. Yujin Kreves was established in 1996, and founded overseas manufacturing business “Yujin Vina” in Vietnam and started […]

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An interview with Christoph Kraemer, European Communications Director, Ashley Madison

An interview with Christoph Kraemer, European Communications Director, Ashley Madison

“The model of monogamous marriage is not working.” Christoph Kraemer is European Communications Director at extramarital dating site AshleyMadison.com. The second biggest paid dating site in the world, Ashley Madison has attracted huge numbers of users but also – not unexpectedly – a fair share of controversy. Unabashed, the company has recently expanded its operations […]

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Interview with MEPs Kateřina Konečná and Martina Dlabajová

MEP KATEŘINA KONEČNÁ: Czech citizens need to see concrete positive results. Only after that, they may overcome their scepticism vis-à-vis the European Union.  After graduating from Masaryk University she became the youngest member of the Czech Chamber of Deputies in 2002. As a Member of the Czech Communist party, her long-lasting interest in politics brought […]

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