27. 11. 2006 - An Extra-Ordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders of Czech Airlines Approves Personnel Changes to the Supervisory Board

Prague, November 27, 2006

During today's extra-ordinary general meeting of Czech Airlines (ČSA), the shareholders approved the proposal of the majority shareholder – the Czech Ministry of Finance – to make changes to the composition of the Supervisory Board. The new members of the board are Miroslav Ševčík, Tomáš Páv, Petr Polák, Elemír Václavík, Rudolf Vyčichla and Ivana Řápková.

During the general meeting, the shareholders also accepted the resignation of Jiří Jurán and they voted to remove the following members from the Supervisory Board – Ján Dzvoník, Jaroslav Král, Ivana Krynesová–Gage, Miloslav Müller and Martin Tlapa.

Immediately after the conclusion of the meeting, the new Supervisory Board held its own special meeting. The first order of business was to accept the resignation of the Vice-Chairperson of the Board, Jiří Pos, who will continue to serve on the board, but only as a member of the board. From its own members, the board then elected a new Chairperson, Miroslav Ševčík, and the First Vice-Chairperson, Tomáš Páv. Dušan Horák was selected to be the Second Vice-Chairperson


Original composition of the ČSA Supervisory Board:

  • Ján Dzvoník – Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
  • Jiří Pos – Vice-Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
  • Pavel Bém
  • Zdeněk Čáp
  • Dušan Horák
  • Jaroslav Král
  • Ivana Krynesová–Gage
  • Jaroslav Lorenc
  • Miloslav Müller
  • Hana Pešková
  • Martin Tlapa
  • Jiří Jurán (resigned as of August 30, 2006)

New composition of the ČSA Supervisory Board:

  • Miroslav Ševčík – Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
  • Tomáš Páv – 1st Vice-Chairperson
  • Dušan Horák – 2nd Vice-Chairperson
  • Jiří Pos
  • Hana Pešková
  • Jaroslav Lorenc
  • Pavel Bém
  • Zdeněk Čáp
  • Petr Polák
  • Elemír Václavík
  • Rudolf Vyčichla
  • Ivana Řápková

Brief Resumes of the New Members of the ČSA Supervisory Board

Miroslav Ševčík – Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
Miroslav Ševčík majored in economics at the Prague University of Economics. Served as Vice-Rector at the Prague University of Economics from 1991-1992 and later enrolled in a doctoral program at the university, which he completed in 1992. He currently serves as the Director of the Liberal Institute and is an assistant professor at the Department of Economic Policies at the Prague University of Economics. Starting in 2003, he has been the Chairperson of the Academic Senate of the Economics Faculty and a member of the Science Committee at the Prague University of Economics.

Rudolf Vyčichla
Rudolf Vyčichla graduated from the Ústí nad Labem College of Education and then completed graduate work on the monetary economy and banking at the Prague University of Economics. He studied English at Cambridge University. He launched his professional career as a teacher and later worked as the Director of the Duchcov Chateau. This was followed by employment at Komerční Banka and work for the government of the Ústí nad Labem Region, where he was the head of the Department for European Project Planning. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff for the Minister of Transportation. 

Elemír Václavík
Elemír Václavík majored in law at Charles University, Prague and worked in legislative positions for a number of government agencies and authorities as a corporate attorney and in the banking area. He now works as an analyst for the Czech Consolidation Agency.

Petr Polák
Petr Polák also majored in law at Charles University, Prague. His professional career began as an assistant to the first vice-chairperson of the Czech Chamber of Deputies. Later he served as the head of the offices of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and then as a director in the offices of the Mayor of Prague. After this, he worked for the company D-Plus Projektová a Inženýrská. He now serves as the Chief of Staff for the Minister of Industry and Trade.

Ivana Řápková
She studied at the Prague University of Economics and subsequently majored in law at the West Bohemian University in Pilsen. She started her career as an economist working for a number of private firms and she ran her own business as both an accountant and financial advisor and served as a bankruptcy trustee. In 1998, she ran for office and is now the Mayor of the City of Chomutov.

Tomáš Páv – 1st Vice-Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
He graduated with a joint degree in mathematics and physics from Charles University in Prague and later completed post-graduate work in the field of library science and archiving. He later also took course work in computer science and completed a science doctorate. He launched his professional career at the company Tesla Holešovice. Later he worked at the Ústí nad Labem College of Education. He spent the next twenty-five years of his career at the Nuclear Research Institute in Řež. In 1992-1998, he served as a member of the Czech Parliament. He currently works as the head of the offices of the Supervisory Board of the Czech Consolidation Agency.


Daniela Hupáková
ČSA Spokesperson