1. Panel EXPERT
Jiri earned a master’s degree at mechanical engineering and holds a mechanical engineering science Ph.D. from the Brno University of Technology.He established his first private company ING corporation as a family-owned business in 1991 in father-in-law garage. Together with his brother-in-law they have developed the company as one of the leaders in innovative solutions in custom-made orthotic&prosthetic (O&P) field.In 2010 Jiri established the clinical facility Ortopedicka protetika Frydek-Mistek that is focused on application of modern technologies and materials in clinical O&P field.
In 2016 Jiri, his son Jan and designer Ales Grygar founded Invent Medical Group – spin-off company of ING corporation. They are developing together with their colleagues the most advanced solution in custom-made O&P field based on fully digital process. Their goal is to innovate product, process and business model by application of 3D scanning, CAD algorithms, 3D printing and on-line platform.Jiri has innovation in his DNA and the application of innovative solutions is never ending motivation for him in his 3 companies where he is active as CEO and R&D director.
Jiri was active in P&O education as an Assistant Professor at the University of Ostrava from 2006 till 2011. He is a member of the International Anaplastology Association and the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Jiri has received couple of international awards for his professional results in O&P.
1. Panel CHAIRMAN
Renaud’s career began 19 years ago in Spain and Mexico, and has from that point forward remained internationally oriented.Since 2002 he has occupied several General Management positions in entities manufacturing and selling high value-added products and solutions for all types of buildings, the last 7 years as a Country Manager for Legrand in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Having managed teams in 13 different countries until now, Renaud has himself lived in 5 countries and speaks 5 languages.
He considers it crucial to make a concerted effort to understand people of different cultures and to learn continuously as a way of adapting to changed surroundings. Cultural adaptability has become a leadership imperative. In 2014 Renaud was appointed French Foreign Trade Advisor by a decree from the French Prime Minister, with a mandate to advise government authorities, support businesses as well as young professionals abroad, and promote the attractiveness of France.
In 2019, he joined Potential, the international co-development association for managers, as a Group facilitator in Prague. Not only is Renaud passionate about developing businesses internationally, his private life is also a reflection of this aspect having a danish wife and two children with an everyday life in the capital of the Czech Republic.
2. panel – EXPERT
Przemek has started his career in the area of project and contract management in telecommunications industry, working for multinational companies both on supplier as well as operator side. Since the beginning of 2005 he has taken several leadership positions in BPO/SSC sector, specialising in setting up service centres in several Easter European countries. Przemek’s professional specialty may be described as building up multilingual and multifunctional service centres for global companies.
Leading teams from 200 to 1200 people, typically located in several locations (based on a multi-site delivery principle), in Przemek’s view service delivery – even in the age of automation and robotics – remains a people business. Serving a multiplicity of clients from diverse cultural circles and spanning all time zones requires taking into account a human factor, for which even a sophisticated technology can only be a support.
A universe of continuous change and the complexities of change management are probably the best characteristics of the nature of a GBS leaader’s job. As a natural consequence of his professional interests and the diverse environment he works in, in his private time Przemek enjoys travelling to places which are ‘less obvious but more exciting’.
2. panel – CHAIRMAN
Tereza Kožuská studied statistics and psychotherapy. She became also Black Belt 6 sigma and coach.
She worked mainly in Human Resources, Consultancy but also in Quality, all in international corporations (FMCG, Finance and Pharma). Today she leads HR matters in 5 countries of Central Europe.
Tereza strongly believes in the mission of companies and the power of deep self-recognition as a start for any further development. “We need to know what belongs to us and we want to keep, and what we want to change because it makes no sense for us. Business grows through engaged people who trust their company.”
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Dominique Tissier have spent 20 years on top of Michelin Group management. In 2014, he won the “Human Capital Award” from HEC, Le Monde ,for his innovative approach in developing competences that Michelin used with great success in its international business development. He left the Michelin Group in 2015. Prior to that, he had several leading positions in operations and HR in IT industry in IBM and aerospace EADS.
He his now Fellow of the Chair Innovation and Organizational Transformation, associated professor of leadership for EDHEC Business School, Advanced Management Program, and Corporate Programs. He is also advisor and chairman of the scientific committee for the HR, CIO and L&D congress organized twice a year in Paris by AEF / Arcaneo.
As an international speaker, he is lecturing and running workshops on various topics :
Leading for Development : How leaders can and must at the same time drive the business and unleash the power of teams and individuals.
HR as a way to create and spread a positive and strong culture worldwide to support business in the digital age.
3. panel – CHAIRMAN
Hana Caltová completed her MBA in Executive Leadership at the Technical University of Ostrava, in cooperation with Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool. She gained all-round experience in working with people during many years of international trade, where she had the opportunity to lead and develop sales teams in Europe and Asia. Between 2013 and 2015, she worked as the HR Director at U & Sluno a.s.
She understands HR as a shortcut for human relations and since 2016 has been taking care of human relations in Kofola ČeskoSlovensko, a.s. Her aim is to develop these relations at European level, with respect to what its predecessors have built, referring to traditional human values and current trends so as to make a significant contribution to the fulfillment of Kofola’s dreams and plans.
As part of the BeEager or What Doesn’t Teach You at School program, she focuses on career mentoring of students and university graduates. At the Technical University of Ostrava, she works as a lecturer in HR Academy courses, Leadership and MBA programs. She is a mentor and participates in Mentoring Minerva 21 and Equilibrium Mentoring Program 2019. She is a board member of the professional non-profit organization People Management Forum.
On her way she keeps an African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, let’s go together ”.