Mentors for Slovak Republic


Berecová Petra

Petra Berecová studied at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University in Bratislava and subsequently at the Faculty of Law, specializing in international relationships. She worked in the automotive industry as HR director at Yazaki Slovakia. She has been with Slovak Telekom (Deutsche Telekom AG) since 2005, initially working in T-Mobile Slovensko’s HR Division as Head of Compensation and Benefits. Since 2007 she was managing T-Mobile's HR Division, participating in all Company's business decisions as a member of top management. As of 1 January 2010 she assumed the position of the Executive Vice-President for Human Resources of Slovak Telekom, while preparing the integration of T-Mobile Slovensko and Slovak Telekom, a.s. Since the integration of ST and T-Mobile in July 2010, Petra Berecová as a member of ST Executive Management Board is holding the position of Chief HR Officer.

Hudák Marián

Marián is the Managing Partner of Deloitte Slovakia and the leading Enterprise Risk Services Partner in Slovakia. He has over 18 years of experience in audit, compliance, risk management and business advisory services. Marián is a licensed statutory auditor of the Slovak Chamber of Auditors, an ACCA Fellow, a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors with a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) licence; he is also certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) by ISACA. Marián has extensive knowledge of International Standards on Auditing (ISA), Institute of Internal Auditors Standards, ISACA Standards, International Accounting Standards (IAS and US GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

Chmela Rudolf

Rudolf has been an active enterpreneur and a salesman for twenty years. Since 2008, he offers his services as an independent consultant, mentor and coach both for individuals as well as for companies. He focuses on leadership (leading and motivating team members), management, sales and soft skills, motivation and Inner Game of team. He actively dives, excersises aikido and runs marathons. His philosophy is that destiny isn't a question of coincidence, but the question of choice.

Meszaros Imrich

5 Years of experiences in the field of production, mostly like production manager. As all of them were international companies, I had to deal with different cross country cultures and managements. The actual Swedish company culture and responsibilities are the friendliest oriented. The Sustainability company approach gives to me another possibilities to grow in this field, to be the best clean air guide in our local area.
I am vegetarian and my hobbies are mountaineering in the summer and winter as well, jogging, swimming. Recognize new countries, cultures.

Molnárová Ivana

Ivana Molnárová studied University of Mathematics and Physics at the Charles University in Bratislava. After graduation she worked for a family company Anyhel in Humenné. In 2011, she joined Profesia as a Sales Representative. In 2008, she was promoted to the position of Marketing and Sales Director for Profesia in the Czech republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Since October 2010 she acts as an Executive Director of the company. She has been awarded the TOP Female of Slovakian business in a survey conducted by Hospodarske noviny. She has two kids.

Mrázová Renata

Renata Renata Mrázová began her career in 1995 in the Swedish pharmaceutical company Astra, where she held several positions in the Finance and HR departments. She joined ING group in 2000 as Chief Financial Officer for the Czech and Slovak Republic. In 2005, she decided to accept the offer to build Direct Insurance Company from scratch in the position of CEO and Chairman of the Board. The next period she devoted to her family and her own company, which specialized in retail activity. She returned to the position of CFO in ING Group in 2009. Since June 2011 she is responsible for the insurance and pension activities of ING on both Czech and Slovak markets as CEO. ING Life was awarded Best Insurance Company and Most Customer-Friendly Insurance Company in 2012 – within a prestigious competition arranged by Hospodarske noviny (HN) daily. She significantly contributes to increasing diversity in czech and slovak business by supporting mentoring programs for women.

Petrenčík Ivo

Graduated at the University of Economics in Bratislava, with focus on Commerce and Marketing. Later extended his educational profile finishing University of Portsmouth. Started his professional career in SAP as the Account Manager, followed by Sales Manager role in SAS Insitute GmbH, Bratislava. Since 2006 engaged with Capgemini, initially in CSO/Sales Director role, later in the position of Sales Director CZ & SK. During interim period in 2010/2011 Chairman of the Board/CEO at Bratislavska Teplarenska, a.s. (BAT). Since January 2014 appointed to CEO role at Capgemini Slovensko, s. r. o. with overall responsibility for Business Unit of Capgemini Group in Slovakia.

Podstrelencová, Andrea

Andrea devoted her whole professional career to the field of human resources. She spent the first seven years of her career at VÚB Bank having worked at several positions in HR department, where she was responsible for establishing of the business partnering area and employer brand area. Since 2013, she acts as the HR Director in NN SR (formerly ING). She actively takes part in creating company culture, in transformaing the human resources, employer branding and work-life balance for women

Štefanšichová, Kateřina

HR Director, Heineken Slovensko

Vadkerti Andrea

Her life mission is to motivate others to live their dream and to openly express their true self. This mission has been guiding her career decisions as well, so in 2011, she started a series of in-depth interviews with interesting people called Portrét on the TA3 TV station. Her career as a journalist gained momentum after graduating in international law and management and becoming an anchor of the main news at Markíza TV station. While working at the TV station, she began interviewing women in the first female talkshow on Radio Twist and after that, in printed media as well. In 3003, she faced the challenge to build from scratch the first daily talkshow in Slovakia, which soon became a hit and was broadcasted for almost two years on the public service TV channel STV. Andrea passionately devotes time to help women. For the sixth year already, she's been the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Slovak-Czech Womens Fund and she regularly gives lectures during women conferences all over the world. Andrea is also a certified business coach and a mother of three kids. She currently lives in Singapore.

Marcel van der Hoek

I am a Dutch national, 45 years, married with Slovak wife and 2 children. After technical university I started to work for ABB. In the last 20 years, I moved 7 times internationally and had positions in sales, business development, sales management, production management and general management. I am sales and people oriented, but also experienced with setting up and running a green field large factory. My passionate interests are in the field of personal productivity and people motivation / behaviour networking. Sport wise I like cycling / hiking the most. I am also in the board of the Swedish Chamber of commerce in Slovakia.

Varga Pavol

Managing Director of Dell Austria and Slovakia. I joined Dell in 2003 and worked through a variety of positions in Sales management before rotating into Human resources where I held the position of HR Manager of Dell Slovakia. Prior to Dell I worked for IBM Ireland in a technical and sales capacity. My first job was a business news editor at news agency start up SITA in Bratislava, Slovakia. My Katarina and I have two sons Matus (9) and Adam (5). Apart from spending time with family I enjoy half-marathon running and modelling airplanes of WWII. I hold MBA from INSEAD and Master’s Degree from University of Economics, Bratislava.

Virsík Peter

Peter was born in Slovakia and brough up in Germany and Hong Kong. He studied Management and Economics at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He started his career in the Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Munich. In 2002, he joined the adidas Group, where he was responsible for strategic development in the EMEA region. Since 2004 he was responsible for the Czech branch of adidas in Prague. Following the acquisition of the Reebok brand in 2006, he was made responsible for the integration of Reebok in the Czech republic. Following that, Peter was apointed the CEO. In this function, he's responsible for the development of both brands on Czech, Slovakian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian market. He loves classical music, but enjoys Slovakian folklore just as much. He likes hiking and getting to know different cultures through travelling. He sees his mission in supporting young, value-oriented talents.

Voleková, Denisa

Director of the branch representing Rosatom group in Slovakia

Wolfova Vanda

Before joining Google as the Head of Agency, Vanda conjoined her professional career with the global marketing brand Ogilvy, where she worked for more than 22 years. The last ten years of which, as the regional director of Ogilvy One in Paris. At the same time, she was the only woman in the European board of Directors. She was responsible for the development of business opportunities in the area of Telecommunication, IT and digital media and oversaw the development of CEE region branches. She also took care of Ogilvy's largest client, IBM and its activities in the EMEA region. Before moving abroad, she hold the post of the Vicepresident of Czech PR agencies Association for three years. She's been voted the Woman of the year in 2000 and the famous director Věra Chytilová shot a document about her for Czech TV.

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