Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bartoníček has been the Group’s chief executive officer since January 2018. He joined the PPF Group in 1991 as an executive director and has been responsible for the telecommunications business of the PPF Group since 2018. Between 2014 and 2018, he served as chief executive officer of SOTIO a.s., PPF Group’s biotechnology company. In March 2018, he was elected to the supervisory board of SOTIO a.s. Between 2014 and June 2015, he was, and again since October 2016 has been, member of the supervisory board of O2 Czech Republic and in 2018 was appointed its chairman. Prior to that, between 2007 and 2013, Mr. Bartoníček was chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Generali PPF Holding N.V., one of the largest insurance groups in the CEE established as a joint venture of the PPF Group and Assicurazioni Generali, and between 1996 and 2006 chief executive officer of the insurance company Česká pojišťovna a.s. Mr. Bartoníček holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague and an MBA degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Budník has been the Group’s chief technology officer since May 2018. Mr. Budník has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunication sector. He joined the PPF Group in 2011 as project director of PPF Mobile Services. Between 2014 and 2017, Mr. Budník served as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of O2 Czech Republic and oversaw its restructuring and the spin-off of CETIN. Prior to joining the PPF Group, Mr. Budník held various management positions in the field of marketing, customer care and oversight including chief executive office of Mobilkom a.s., provider of the U:fon network, chief operating officer and chief technology officer at GTS Czech and sales and marketing executive at Imaginet, o.z. and CESKY TELECOM. Mr. Budník holds a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Ostrava.
Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Sláčík has been the Group’s chief commercial officer since July 2018. He joined the PPF Group in 2018. Prior to joining the PPF Group, Mr. Sláčík held the position of chief commercial officer at Beeline Russia, part of VEON, one of the largest integrated telecommunication operators in the world, and worked for seven years in various executive management roles such as chief executive officer of Telenor Denmark, chief marketing office of Telenor Sweden and Telenor Serbia at the Telenor Group. Before that, he held marketing and management positions at various telecommunication operators including O2 Czech Republic or Vodafone Czech Republic. Mr. Sláčík holds a master's degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Economics in Prague and completed the Stanford Executive Programme at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.
Chief Executive Officer of CETIN
Mr. Juraj Šedivý has been the chief executive officer of CETIN since January 2019. He joined ČESKÝ TELECOM, the legal predecessor of O2
Czech Republic and CETIN, in 1997 as Executive Director for planning and controlling and from 2001 served as a Vice President for finance and shared services. Between 2003 and 2009, he held the position of First Vice Chairman of the board of directors and from 2006 to 2009 served as chief executive officer of Telefónica O2 Slovakia, new green field entrant to Slovak mobile market. He also held a range of financial controlling roles at Johnson & Johnson in the United States and the Czech Republic, served as a chief financial officer of Globtel, member of France Telecom Group, and as an investment partner in the area of software development. Mr. Šedivý holds an MBA degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York and an engineering degree from University of Nitra.
Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Hungary
Mr. Hanuš has been the chief executive officer of Telenor Hungary since August 2018. He joined the PPF Group in 2017 as head of commercial and human resources of PPF Group’s telecommunications division. Prior to joining the PPF Group, Mr. Hanuš held the position of founder and chief executive officer at Simple Food a.s., a vegan and vegetarian fast-food chain in the Czech Republic, and director at Emco, a major cereals producer. Prior to that, between 2012 and 2015, he worked as general and crises manager at Kostelecké uzeniny. Mr. Hanuš holds a degree in marketing, economy and information technology from the University of Hradec Králové.
Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Bulgaria
Mr. King has been the chief executive officer of Telenor Bulgaria since September 2018. Prior to joining Telenor Bulgaria, Mr. King spent 20
years in various senior management roles at major technology, media and telecommunications companies, including commercial director at VEON, chief marketing officer at UPC Czech Republic, formerly part of UPC Liberty Global, and chief marketing officer at Deutsche Telekom. Mr. King holds a master's degree in international marketing from University of Strathclyde and completed a private equity programme at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, and an executive leadership programme at IMD Business School.
Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Serbia
Mr. Michel has been the chief executive officer of Telenor Serbia since October 2018. Prior to joining Telenor Serbia, Mr. Michel was the chief marketing officer of mobile operator Banglalink, Bangladesh. In his previous roles, he also served as chief marketing officer in Telenor Hungary, chief marketing officer in Telenor Montenegro and vice president for brand in the Telenor Group in Norway. Before that, he spent eight years in various managerial positions at Telenor Serbia and Vodafone Czech Republic (Oskar Mobil). Mr. Michel holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada.
Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Montenegro
Mrs. Štajner has been the chief executive officer of Telenor Montenegro since September 2015. She joined Telenor Serbia in 2006 as chief corporate communications officer. In 2013, Mrs. Štajner was appointed as chief human resources and chief corporate communications. She also is a member of the board of governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Montenegro and she has served as the president of board of directors of MNNews. Prior to joining Telenor Montenegro, Mrs. Štajner worked as a satellite producer of the Fox News Channel in New York, HBO and Reuters. Mrs. Štajner holds a M.Sc. degree in communication and media from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and General Management Certificate from INSEAD.
O2 Czech Republic
O2 Czech Republic and O2 Slovakia have their own management, business and financial strategies and policies, as the PPF Group treats O2 Group as a financial investment only.