ISSUE #112

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Luděk Keltyčka (30)
On 1 March 2005 named general director of ČP Leasing.What led you to accept the offer for this job?
Mainly my desire to work with an excellent team and follow up on the company’s successes in previous years.

What do you see as your greatest task?
To widen the company’s product line, simplify internal processes, and increase the year-on-year volume of new transactions – all with a positive effect on future economic results.

What do you think a general director’s greatest strength should be?
A willingness to listen to colleagues and experts in individual fields, and together to seek out steps leading to the company’s ongoing development.

Curriculum Vitae:
1993 graduated from high school
1993-99 worked for Plzeňský Prazdroj as sales officer and key account manager, later as regional director for Moravia and sales director for the Czech Republic
1999-2000 sales director for Jihočeské pivovary
2000 sales director for ČP Leasing

What was your first job?
Sales officer of Finnish vodkas at Plzeňský Prazdroj. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Maybe everything, but a financier never occurred to me.

Who is your role model?
Successful athletes; they see their own goals clearly and are willing to subjugate themselves completely to them.

How would you describe your management style?
Direct and open, which people may not like when they are criticized, but appreciate when they’re recognized.

What would you like people to know about you?
Even though I had no degree for this position, common sense and my own work system have always helped me in my career. So, to those without college educations – don’t underestimate yourselves!

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Energetic, respectful, a businessman.


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Mike Short (56)
As of 1 February 2005, named new CEO of Plzeňský Prazdroj.

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Miloš Stibor (41)
As of 1 March 2005, appointed general director of Home Credit Finance.

Curriculum Vitae:
1968 honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham.
1968-98 working in various countries on nuclear power programs/project management
1998-2003 SAB technical director, South Africa
2003-05 managing director of Dreher Breweries, SAB Miller’s subsidiary in Hungary
Curriculum Vitae:
1987 graduated from VUT (Institute of Technology) in Brno, department of economy
1987-91 economist in TOS Kuřim
1992-97 economist in the První brněnská strojírna and then director of Evrobanka in Brno
1997-2005 director of branch office of ČP Leasing. Since 2000, general director and chairman of the board
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Thierry Hebraud (42)
Since 1 February 2005, he is chairman of the board of directors and general manager of Calyon Bank Czech Republic.

Curriculum Vitae:
1984 degree from the French business school ESC Pau, MBA from ICADE in Madrid
1985-97 executive positions with Crédit Lyonnais Bank (CLB)
1997-2000 head of corporate banking for CLB Polska
2000-05 1st vice president of Calyon Rusbank in Moscow






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