Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is a consulting body of the Director that comments and advises mainly on the external relations, opportunities, and job placement of the graduates.



Dvořák Mgr. Petr Dvořák: Managing Director at Budweiser Budvar. He graduated in Economics at Charles University in 2001. For eight years, he worked at Pivovary Staropramen, starting as Brand Manager and ending as Marketing Director for Central Europe at InBev, responsible for strategic portfolio development in the region. In 2009, he worked as Brand and Marketing Communication Director at Telefonica O2. From 2010 to 2017, he worked as Global Brand Director of Pilsner Urquell at SABMiller. He was responsible for Pilsner Urquell, delivering the global brand strategy, strategic assets, and global activation assets.
Drábek Dr. Zdeněk Drábek: An independent adviser following his retirement as Senior Adviser in the World Trade Organization (1994-2007). He was educated in Prague, Cambridge and Oxford. He founded and chaired the Department of Economics at the University of Buckingham (1978-80) and co-founded the Joint Vienna Institute (1996), a training institute of the World Bank, IMF, BIS, OECD, WTO and EBRD. He worked in the World Bank (1983-1990) and served as the Chief International Negotiator for the Czechoslovak Government (EU and GATT 1990-94). He's been published widely in major professional economics journals and has written or co-written 11 books and more than 100 scholarly articles.
PhDr. Viktor Hanzlík, MBA: Managing partner of McKinsey & Company in Czech Republic and global co-lead of the firm’s power and gas grids work. Viktor works with major international energy and infrastructure companies, principal investors, and financial institutions on navigating the opportunities and risks of energy transition. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Charles University in Prague as well as an MBA from Columbia University in New York.
Honěk PhDr. Tomáš Honěk, MBA: Agile Transformation Lead at Česká spořitelna, and an ex-president of the IES Alumni Association. For eight years, he worked as a consultant with McKinsey and Company. He has advised market leaders mainly in banking and energy in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Russia and Slovakia. Before 2006 he was an Investment Analyst in AMCICO AIG Life, where he co-managed the $500 million fixed-income portfolio. He holds a PhDr. title in Economics from Charles University, where he graduated in 2007 summa cum laude, with the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Master Thesis. He also graduated with Masters in Business Administration at Harvard Business School in Boston, USA. Between 2016 and 2018, he worked as Director of Retail Performance and Development Division at Slovenská sporiteľňa.
Jaroš PhDr. Tomáš Jaroš: Chief Executive Officer, Patria Finance (KBC Group). Tomáš joined ČSOB (KBC Group) in 1999. In 2006, he was promoted to the Executive Director level being first responsible for Comprehensive Business & Marketing Support. In 2012-2014, he managed Consumer Finance in the Czech Republic. Until 2018, he was Executive Director in charge of Multi-brand Retail Banking Design and its strategic positioning. Tomas holds a PhDr. title in Economics from Charles University (2000). He was awarded Karel Engliš Prize for the outstanding Master Thesis and excellent studying results. In 2000-2004, he led tutorials in Econometrics, Capital Markets and Financial Management at the IES. Tomas also attended executive courses at Vlerick Business School in Gent and Leuven.
Kreidl Mgr. Vladimír Kreidl: Board Member and Chief Officer for Retail Banking (Raiffeisenbank). Vladimír is known for his early engagement as the chief economist of Patria Finance in the 1990s; later he became a co-founder and director of Patria Online. Then he moved to McKinsey & Company to work on various banking and insurance projects. In that position, he also cooperated with the Raiffeisen group, mainly in respect of the successful integration of eBanka, development of corporate banking or the launch of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen private banking. He joined Raiffeisenbank in October 2013. He graduated from Faculty of Social Sciences and London School of Economics (LSE).
Lízal doc. Ing. Lubomír Lízal, Ph.D.: Economist, currently President of Anglo-American University. His research covers economics of transition, econometrics, applied microeconomics, industrial organization, corporate governance, competitiveness, and environmental economics. Between 2003-2008, he served as Director of CERGE-EI. From August 2010 to February 2011 he was a Member of the National Economic Council. From February 2011 to February 2017, he served as a Board Member of the Czech National Bank. Since June 2018, he is a Member of Supervisory Board of ČEZ. He is also an expert in Energy Economics at CIIRC in Prague.
Marek Mgr. Jan Marek: Partner, Deloitte. He leads the valuation and financial modeling team in the whole Central Europe. He joined Deloitte in 2000 and specialises in valuation and financial modelling for litigation, transaction, transfer pricing and regulation purposes. Jan has led projects in a number of European countries, USA, as well as in Ethiopia and Iraq. Prior to joining Deloitte, Jan worked as a portfolio manager and stockbroker at the Prague Stock Exchange. He graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Jan is the president of the European chapter of the American Society of Appraisers and a member of the Committee for experts at the Czech Ministry of Justice.  Jan is a member of the Business Valuation Board at the International Valuation Standards Council, which is a not-for-profit organisation that produces and implements universally accepted standards for the valuation of assets.
Mora Ing. Marek Mora: Czech National Bank Deputy Governor, appointed in December 2018. He graduated from the University of Economics, and completed his postgraduate studies in Saarbrücken and Hamburg, and taught at the University of Leipzig. In 1999 he was awarded “Young Economist of the Year 1998”. In 2003, he joined the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission. Three years later, he became Deputy Minister of Education for almost a year and then Deputy Minister for European Affairs, and also briefly as an adviser to Prime Minister. Since 2010, he worked at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union – initially as Head of the Cabinet of the Secretary-General of the Council and since February 2016 as Head of the Budget, Tax and Regional Policy Directorate.
Nepala Mgr. Pavel Nepala: Managing Partner, RENOMIA, Inc. He graduated from the Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University in Prague, he attended the training program at the Sorbonne University of Paris. Currently he is co-owner and Managing Partner RENOMIA, Inc., which is a leading brokerage firm for companies in insurance, claims handling and risk management in the Czech market. He works mainly in these areas:  strategic issues in international cooperation, marketing, business and information technology. Mgr. Nepala is a member of the Board of Directors of the world's leading network of insurance brokers Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) and represents RENOMIA, as in other multinational organizations. It is a board member of Children Foundation of Tereza Maxova.
Varcop Ing. Tomáš Varcop, MBA: CEO at innogy Energie, s.r.o. Inbetween 2008-2016, Chief Commercial Officer and member of the Board of Directors at RWE Transgas, Inc., responsible for sales of natural gas and power of group RWE in the Czech Republic. During 2003-2007 he was Director of Business and Trading of Západoslovenská energetika, Inc., and a member of the Board of Directors ZSE Energia, Inc. From 1993 to 2002 he worked in Accenture for clients in electricity and gas sector on projects in Great Britain, Germany, Finland, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. He graduated from the University of Technology in Brno as well as an MBA program at the University of Pittsburgh.

Faculty members

  • Adam Geršl: Associate Professor, Director of Master Studies
  • Martin Gregor: Associate Professor, Director
  • Roman Horváth: Professor, Director for Research, Head of Department of European Integration and Economic Policy
  • Julie Chytilová:  Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Head of Department of Institutional Economics
  • Karel Janda: Professor, Head of Department of Microeconomics
  • Petr Janský: Associate Professor, Head of Department of European Integration and Economic Policy
  • Evžen Kočenda: Professor, Director of Doctoral Studies, Head of Department of Finance and Capital Markets


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