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.
|graduated from high school
|worked for Plzeňský Prazdroj as sales officer and key account manager, later as regional director for Moravia and sales director for the Czech Republic
|sales director for Jihočeské pivovary
|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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Thierry Hebraud (42)
Since 1 February 2005, he is chairman of the board of directors and general manager of Calyon Bank Czech Republic.
|degree from the French business school ESC Pau, MBA from ICADE in Madrid
|executive positions with Crédit Lyonnais Bank (CLB)
|head of corporate banking for CLB Polska
|1st vice president of Calyon Rusbank in Moscow