Written by: Klára Smolová
Symbols and sushi – 25.04.2002
In the symbolic environment of Bethlehem chapel, the ministry of trade and industry gave out the Investor of the Year awards. The gala event featured by the art of Japanese sushi master Mr. Tsudy, while the winners (along with the ministers) hid away the entire evening in a restricted salon.
Jaime Falcao, partner, Accenture, and Renata Haklová, project manager – industrial sector, CzechInvest
Jacques de Raismes (left), vice-president and Masatake Enomoto, president of Toyota Peugeot Citroe¨n Automobile receive the first prize from prime minister Miloš Zeman
Yvona Legierská (left), deputy for taxes and custom duties for the minister of finance, and Marie Bohatá, chairperson of the Czech statistical office.
House warming party – 03.05.2002
Eurotel organized a “house warming” party, for the occasion of opening its new offices in one of the recently constructed buildings of the BB Center in Prague 4. The party had an abundance of everything, including VIP guests.
Bessel Kok (left), COO of Český Telecom, Jaromír Schling (middle), minister of transportation and communication, with Terrence Valeski, the CEO of Eurotel
Justin Stockton (left), business development director of Eurotel with his boss, Terrence Valeski
Radim Passer (middle), owner of the development firm Passerinvest, which built the BB Center, with Alexis Juan (right), CEO of Komerční banka and Michal Heřman, executive vice-president of Komerční banka
Black and white battle – 06.05.2002
An award ceremony in Žofín closed the eight-day Eurotel World Chess Trophy. The most important chess tournament ever held in this country welcomed 32 top chess players from around the world.
Václav Klaus (right) and Kirsan Iljumžinov (left), chairman of FIDE (chess federation) give the trophy to Vishi Anand, the victor of the tournament
Radek Stehlík (left), legal representative of Minea CZ and creator of the “trophy”, Serge Grimaux (middle), owner of Ticketpro, and sculpturor Pavel Opočenský
Mr. Klaus, with moderator Marek Eben (second left), Bessel Kok, COO of Český Telecom and Jan Timman (right), Dutch chess champion.
Concert for sponsors – 21.05.2002
The British ambassador, a supporter of Naše dítě foundation, hosted a concert for its sponsors.
Singer Helena Vondráčková, Miloslav Zýka (middle), marketing director, Universal Music, and Antonín Baudyš, former defense minister
Desmond Mullan (left), managing director, Volvo Auto Czech, and Michael Hackworth, managing partner, PWC, with their wives
Ladislav Špaček, president’s spokesman, with his spouse (left) and Vondráčková.