Dana Petrova


During years 2016  - 2021 she was director of Czech National Agency for International Education and Research. Before she worked as Senior Project Manager in CHE Consult in Berlin. From 2017 she was vicepresident of European Academic Cooperation Association and she was a member of Administrative Board of The Fulbright Commission. She graduated from Faculty of International Relations at Prague University of Economics and Business.

Karel Valo

Chief Financial and Operating Officer 

He graduated in Economics from the University of Economics in Prague and University in Cologne. He worked at companies Accenture, Daimler, GE Money and for the previous nine years at the largest European bank HSBC Bank plc, mostly in Great Britain, France and other countries in the region. He has devoted his career to the field of finances, audit, risk management, operation and technological projects.

Lucie Styblíková

Office Manager

She has worked in a whole range of different positions at Česká spořitelna. Lucie started in the branch network, participated in the start, development and also subsequent operation of Česká spořitelna Foundation. She gained experience in the field of CSR and PR of Česká spořitelna. In the Foundation, she has been focusing on budgeting and financial flow management, accounting, process setup and subcontracting.

Jakub Mareš

Project Manager

He helps the partners of Česká spořitelna Foundation with projects which lead to sustainable and systemic solutions of problems. He strives to multiply the positive social impact with three main instruments - social entrepreneurship, advocacy activities and fundraising from private sources. He worked in the field of financial management and strategic management at consulting companies.

Kateřina Šaldová

Project Manager

Kateřina Šaldová engages in systemic change of inequity in the society. She studied Sociology and Media Studies at Charles University in Prague and Rutgers, The State University of Jersey in the United States of America. In the past, she worked on gender issues at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. For the previous ten years, she was building the Czech branch of Amnesty International, where she was the head of communication and advocacy department.

Klára Rundová

Project Manager

In 2005-2018, she worked in different positions at European Commission in Brussels, Prague and Bratislava. She was the head of the political department at the Commission Representation in the Czech Republic for seven years and later she was in charge of the communication sphere at the Commission Representation Slovakia for four years.

Lucie Ellingerová

Communications Manager

She graduated at Prague University of Economics and Business. She has worked for 15 years in Marketing department of Yves Rocher. During 2018 - 2020 and she was managing marketing activities in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungaria. In last year she also worked as Marketing Manager of volunteer organization Česko.Digital.

Kateřina Bártová

Communications Specialist

She has graduated in journalism and media studies at Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University. She has experiences from boutique communications agencies, she also worked as spokesperson of Prague City Tourism. As freelancer she worked on various projects from non-profit sphere.

Ondřej Pohanka

Chairman of the Administrative Board

He graduated from Social Works at Charles University, worked at child helplines in Náchod and Prague. Since a young age, he has been a member of Duha association, where he worked in the field of work with children as a volunteer for twenty years and eight years as a professional. He spent three years as a teacher at Buďánka grammar school, for four years he was the head of the international organisation IYNF which connects and inspires Young Naturefriends from the whole Europe. Since 2010 he has been working at Česká spořitelna, most of time the as the head of the strategic team and together with the team of Tomáš Salomon and Dana Pešková he prepared the strategy Banka zdravých financí. Currently, he has been focusing on the digital sale at Česká spořitelna.

Monika Hovorková

Vice-chairwoman and Member of the Administrative Board

She has been a Member of the Administrative Board since September 2017 and she became its Vice-chairwoman in spring 2019. From September 2016, she was the head of marketing at Česká spořitelna, and since autumn 2018, she has been running the Engagement Retail Banking. Before that, she started the company Elevations.CZ providing consultancy in the field of leadership, branding and changes in company culture. Until 2013 she worked in multiple senior posts at companies Vodafone, Gallup Organization, Citibank or DHL.

Viktor Kotlán

Member of the Administrative Board

In Česká spořitelna, he is responsible for Group Balance Sheet Management. Before that, he was in charge of the investments of top clients including several foundations. He also served as a Chief Economist at Česká spořitelna where he came from the Czech National Bank. He graduated from Masaryk University and VSB - Technical University of Ostrava and earned a PhD. in Economics. He is a Member of the Board of Czech Economic Society and a lecturer at Charles University.

Ondřej Liška

Member of the Administrative Board

He is an analyst, active citizen, former politician and currently the Regional Director at the foundation Porticus. Until summer 2017 he was the Country Director at Ashoka in the Czech Republic. Between 2007-2009 Minister of Education, 2009-2014 leader of Green Party Czech Republic. He graduated from the Faculty of Social Studies and Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Political Science
and Religious Studies.

Petr Vítek

Member of the Administrative Board

He is a co-founder of the Impact Hub network in the Czech Republic. Before that he spent almost nine years in advisory company Deloitte where he focused mainly on increasing efficiency and the field of Human Capital. He studied English Language and Literature, Geography and Cartography and Finance. He has been a member of the Board of Directors at Česká spořitelna Foundation since March 2017. He also served as a member of the Administrative Board at Vodafone Foundation Czech Republic and Amnesty International Czech Republic.

Tomáš Salomon

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

He graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Services and Tourism at the University of Economics in Bratislava. In 1997, he started his banking career at GE Capital Multiservis, where he worked up his way to the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO. In 2000, he was appointed Director of Retail Banking and Member of the Board of Directors at GE Capital Bank with responsibility for Sales and Marketing. In 2004–2007, he worked as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Poštová Banka, a. s. in Slovakia. In the period 2008–2012, he devoted himself to private investment projects and among other achievements initiated the creation of a platform which implemented mobile payments in the Czech Republic and was a co-founder of the company Mopet CZ, where he worked as a member of the Board of Directors and CEO. In 2013, he started working in Slovenská sporiteľňa, where he later became a Member of the Board of Directors responsible for Retail. On 1st January 2015, he was elected a member of the Board of Directors of Česká spořitelna, and since 1st January 2016, he has been serving as the Chairman of the Board of Česká spořitelna. He has been the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Česká spořitelna Foundation since March 2017./p>

Wolfgang Schopf

Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board

In 1980, after the graduation from high school and the Business College, he started his career in Girocentrale and Bank der Österreischischen Sparkassen AG where he was responsible for accounting and reporting. From 1997 he worked in Erste Bank as the Director of Accounting. In 2004, he became the Director of the Controlling Division of Erste Group Bank, later also responsible for the Performance Management Program. He held these positions until July 2013. He has been the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Česká spořitelna since August 2013. He was elected a member of Supervisory Board of Česká spořitelna Foundation in March 2017.

Andreas Treichl

Member of the Supervisory Board

He has been the member of Supervisory Board of Česká spořitelna Foundation since 7th February 2020. From 1971 to 1975 he studied Economic Sciences at Vienna University. After completing a training program in New York, he began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1977. He was later seconded to Brussels (1979–1981) and Athens (1981–1983). In 1983, he first worked for Erste. In 1986, he became CEO at Chase Manhattan Bank in Vienna, which was purchased by Credit Lyonnais in 1993. In 1994, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Erste. In July 1997, he was appointed CEO. In August 1997, the shareholders approved a merger with GiroCredit, in which Erste acquired a majority interest in March 1997. Under his management, Erste, which until that time had been strictly a local savings bank, became a leading financial services provider in Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on retail and SME clients. In addition to serving as Board of Directors Chairman and CEO of Erste Group Bank, Andreas Treichl’s other responsibilities include strategy, group communications,human resources, audit and investor relations. Mr. Treichl was a member of the Supervisory Board of Česká spořitelna from September 2013 and resigned his post effective as of 20th September 2019. Membership in other companies: Erste Group Bank AG, Felima Privatstiftung, Ferdima Privatstiftung, Österreichischer Sparkassenverband, Georg Labs GmbH, Leoganger Bergbahnen Gesellschaft m.b.H., Die Zweite Wiener Vereins-Sparkasse, Erste Mitarbeiterbeteiligung Privatstiftung, Erste Social Finance Holding GmbH.

Boris Marte

Member of the Supervisory Board

He is an Executive Member of the Administrative Board of Erste Foundation (the main shareholder of Erste Group) and has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Česká spořitelna Foundation and Depositum Bonum Foundation since March 2017. In 2005 he founded Kontakt – the art collection of Erste Group, and in 2006 Die Zweite Sparkasse (Second Savings Bank), the bank for the unbankable (dealing with microfinance and social enterprise). Since October 2012, he has been the Head of Erste Hub, the Erste Group's independent accelerator for digital innovation. With his team of designers, developers, business analysts and entrepreneurs, he is building a new digital ecosystem for the retail banking of the future. Prior to working for Erste Group, he held various positions in politics, as a Member of the Cabinets of the Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Science and Research, and at Municipal Department for Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna. In that capacity, Boris Marte served as a project manager responsible for the installation of the Holocaust Monument in the city of Vienna. In 1999, he published the book Die Neue Ordnung des Politischen – Die Herausforderungen der Demokratie im 21. Jahrhundert" (Campus Verlag, Frankfurt/New York).

Jack Stack

Member of the Supervisory Board

He studied at Iona College majoring in Mathematics and Economics and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration specializing in Finance and Management. From 1977 until 1999 he served at Chemical Bank, which merged into Chase Manhattan Bank, in a variety of increasingly important positions including Executive Vice-President. Between 2000 and 2007, he held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO in Česká spořitelna. Currently, Mr Stack is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Erste Group Bank and also serves as a member of Administrative Board of companies Mutual of America, Ally Bank and Ally Financial Inc. He has been the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Česká spořitelna since 2013 and a member of the Supervisory Board of Česká spořitelna Foundation since March 2017. Jack Stack is an American citizen.

Martin Chvál

He graduated in Theoretical Physics from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague, where he earned teaching specialization in Physics, and in Pedagogy from the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University. He worked in the field of market research, was the leader of the Centre for Detection of Education Results (CERMAT) and a successful project Road to Quality Improvement. Currently, he works at The Institute for Research and Development of Education at the Faculty of Education of Charles University. He focuses on self-evaluation and external evaluation of schools, student assessment, creation and evaluation of the results of didactic tests, lectures on statistics in pedagogical research, quantitative methodology in psychology and also pedagogy at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University. He is a member of the Independent Expert Committee of MEYS for assessing the quality of particular entry exams and nationwide didactic tests of Maturita examination. He is a Vice-chairman of the Czech Educational Research Association and a member of the Editorial Board of the magazine Pedagogika. He cooperates with the Czech School Inspectorate on creating criteria evaluation model Kvalitní školy (High-quality schools).

Arnošt Veselý

Professor Veselý is the head of the Centre for Social and Economic Strategies at the Faculty of Sciences of Charles University. He was in charge of the Department of Public and Social Policy at the same faculty, where he also has been teaching for almost 20 years. He engages mainly in education policy, policy analysis and research of public administration. Apart from scientific projects he participated in a whole range of practice-oriented projects. For example, he co-authored the Education Strategy 2030+ for which he was awarded the Prize of Česká spořitelna Foundation.

Hana Stýblová

She graduated from the Faculty of Education of University of West Bohemia, Pilsen and Charles University, branch of study school management. Since 1990, she has been the headteacher of ZŠ a MŠ Plzeň-Božkov, and with "her" school she actively participates in a number of projects. For thirteen years, she was the President of the Association of Primary School Principals, and currently, she is a member of its Board. She acts as a lecturer at National Institute for Further Education (NIFE) and a coordinator in the project of school development Strategic Management and Planning. She is a member of multiple expert platforms, working groups and a member of the Monitoring Committee of Operational Programme Research, Development and Education.

Tomáš Zatloukal

Chief School Inspector Tomáš Zatloukal graduated from the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Physical Culture of Palacký University Olomouc. He is a lifelong pedagogue, he acted as a secondary school teacher and later director of the grammar school. He was a member of European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education, served as a Deputy Chief School Inspector, afterwards as a Deputy of Chief Director of European funds section and as a Deputy Minister of Education section Ministry of Education Youth and Sports. He also has experience in the field of statutory authority and educational governance at local levels. He is a Czech representative of Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), a member of the Steering Boards of international survey PISA and TALIS, International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and The Standing International Conference of Inspectorates. He also pedagogically cooperates with academic institutions.

Braňo Jakabovič

He is a co-founder and one of the leaders of nonprofit organisation LEAF whose dedicated mission is developing the future personalities in the field of business and public administration in Slovakia and Central Europe. LEAF Academy, an international high school, which is a part of LEAF organisation, is specialised in developing integrity and business leadership. In the past, he served as a consultant of an international company McKinsey & Company or in the management of Kooperativa insurance company. He graduated from Faculty of Management of The Comenius University in Bratislava and earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management in Chicago.

Vladimír Srb

He graduated in pedagogy from Faculty of Arts of Charles University. From 2010 to 2017, he held the post of the director of the project Pomáháme školám k úspěchu. In 2002-2010 he was a member of the management of Project Odyssea and practised personality and social education of elementary school children. In 2018-2020, he was in charge of the educational programme of Česká spořitelna Foundation, where he was responsible for the foundation strategy for supporting high-quality schooling and forming strategic partnerships in the field of education. He also served at administrative boards of educational institution established by the foundation (Učitel naživo, Elixir for Schools).

Daniel Prokop

Daniel Prokop is a sociologist with specialization in political and social quantitative research. He worked in agency Median for ten years, three of which he spent in its management. He focuses on the topics of poverty, stratification of Czech society, educational inequity and populist discourse. He serves as a researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University, is a member of the external group for forming the Education Strategy 2030 and a joint author of analysis for the organization Eduzměna.

Radek Špicar

He serves as the Vice-president of the Confederation of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. He studied at Charles University and the University of Cambridge. In the past, he was a Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs and a member of the management of Škoda Auto. For several years, he was the head of the Central European of American think-tank Aspen Institute. Currently, he serves as the Vice-President of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic for economic policy and export. His dissertation, for which he was awarded a distinction at the University of Cambridge, deals with Central European compatriot organizations in the United States of America and their influence on NATO's expansion in 1999.