Brief Résumés of the New CSA Supervisory Board Members
Ing. Ivan Kočárník, CSc. – studied finance at the Economics University in Prague. Subsequently, he also completed graduate studies and established his research qualifications there. From 1977 to 1983 he was an external lecturer at the Economics University. He launched his professional career in 1966, as a researcher at the Research Institute of the Financial and Credit System. From 1984 to 1989, he worked at the Federal Ministry of Finance, as a Deputy Director of the Research Section, later becoming its Director. From 1990 to 1992, he was a Deputy Minister of Finance of the Czechoslovak Federal Republic. From 1992 to 1997, he was a Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance. He was a member of the House of Deputies of the Czech Parliament from 1996 to 1998. From 1997 to 2000, he held the post of the Chairman of the Management Board of the Ceska pojistovna insurance company, and from 2000 until 2007 he was the Chairman of its Supervisory Board. Since autumn 2006, he has been the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Unipetrol. This year, he became an advisor to the Minister of Finance, Miroslav Kalousek.
Ing. Tomáš Uvíra – graduated from the Faculty of Operations and Economics at the Agricultural University in Brno. He launched his professional career in 1991, as a programmer in ČSAD. In 1992 and 1993 he was a sole proprietor. From 1993 to 1994 he worked as a methodologist, and subsequently as the marketing director, for První slezská banka. From 1994 to 1996 he worked as a banking expert at the Czech National Bank. he was an advisor to the Minister of Education and Sport. From 2000 to 2005, he was the CFO of Středočeská plynárenská, and from 2005 to 2007 he was the Vice-President for the Management of the Finance Division of Aero Vodochody. Since April 2007, he has been the Senior Director for Asset Management at the Ministry of Finance.
Ing. Ivan Foltýn, MBA – graduated from the Machinery and Electro-technical Faculty of the Transport University in Žilina. Later, he completed graduate studies at the Czech Technical University in Prague, at the Transport University in Žilina, and at the Prague International Business School, which is a part of the Economics University in Prague. He started his professional career in Automation of Railway Transport – Prague (Automatizace železniční dopravy Praha). In 1990, he became the Vice-Chairman of the District Administrative Authority in Olomouc, and later the head of the District Authority in Olomouc. From 1991 to 1992, he was a Deputy Minister of Transport of the Czechoslovak Federal Republic, and from 1993 to 1997 a Deputy Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic. In 1998, he served as the CEO and the Chairman of the Management Board of Českomoravská realitní, and later as the Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of První investiční společnost. In 2002, he was a member of the House of the People of the Federal Parliament. In 2002 and 2003, he was an external advisor to the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Czech Republic. In 2003, he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the railway administration company Správa železniční dopravní cesty. From 2003 to 2006, he worked as the member of the Management Board and Deputy CEO for Economics, of Czech Rail (České dráhy). He was the principal negotiator in the change of the financing model, and the construction of the new terminal, at Ruzyně Airport, and the principal negotiator in negotiations over the ownership interest of Air France in CSA. In 1993–1994, and 1997–1999, he was a member of the CSA Management Board, and in 1999–2003 a member of CSA’s Supervisory Board.
Ing. Kateřina Malechová – graduated from the Transportation Faculty of the Czech Technical University in Prague. She launched her professional career in the personnel agency JobsInternational. From 2004 to 2006, she worked at the Airport Infrastructure and Ground Aviation Equipment Department of the Civil Aviation Section of the Ministry of Transport, first as the Senior Counsellor, and later as the head of the department. From 2006 until February 2007, she was the Head of the Airport Infrastructure and Waterways Department of the Ministry of Transport, and presently she is the Deputy Director and Head of the Airport Infrastructure and Waterways Department at the Infrastructure Section of the Ministry of Transport.
JUDr. Pavel Škvára, MBA – graduated from the Law Faculty of Charles University and later earned an MBA at VŠFS/University of Washington. From 1999, he worked as a barrister and solicitor, specialising on private law, and later on civil law and real estate law. From 2002 to 2004, he was the Senior Director of the Minister’s Office at the Ministry for Regional Development. From 2004 until 2006, he was the Senior Director of the Office of the Minister of Justice and Deputy Prime Minister, and from August 2006 to February 2007, he was a Deputy Minister of Transport. Since July 2005, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Severočeské doly.