Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of 6DAcademy
It deals with the economic, business and social impacts of the digital revolution. He is also president of the Smetana's Litomyšl Festival, member of the board of directors of the University of Economics, Masaryk University, Palacký University in Olomouc, Leoš Janáček Foundation, Bohemian Heritage Fund, Czech-Israel Joint Chamber of Commerce and Supervisory Boards of the Good Angel and Aspen Institute Central Europe.
He is a graduate of the University of Economics. During 1986–1990 he worked at the Institute of Economics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. From 1990 to 1991 he served as Chief Economic Advisor to the Minister for Economic Policy. In the 1990s he held the position of Vice-Governor and Executive Governor of the Czech National Bank. He was responsible for the preparation and implementation of the division of the Czechoslovak currency and the introduction of the Czech crown.
In 1994-1997 he worked as an expert of the International Monetary Fund and participated in the introduction of national currencies in a number of Eastern European countries. In the 1990s he was president of the Czech Economic Society. In 2000 he began working for Česká spořitelna as Chief Economist, in 2004 he was elected a member of the Board of Directors and from 1 January 2011 he held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Three times - in 2011, 2012 and 2013 - was named Banker of the Year.