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Mentors: Odyssey CZ

Meet the mentors for season 2022/2023
Bellinger, Denisa

Denisa graduated from the Charles University, Law Faculty in Prague and from the Cambridge University. Since 1995, she has been working at Hewlett-Packard as a General Counsel for the CZ and SK (now HP Inc Czech Republic). As a member of the company executive board, she also takes on the role of the Company Secretary.

Bérová, Dana

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Bosák, Libor

Libor is a manager with a long-term track record of success. Experienced in coaching and change management, based on a systemic and constructivist approach. Until 2018, working at ČSOB Group in various leadership positions, during the last decade as CEO and chairman of the board of directors at ČSOB Leasing. Since 2019 acting as Head of Finance and Operations at White & Case, Prague Office.

Březinová Martina

Martina is a consultant at Egon Zehnder. In the past she was the CEO at Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, Czech Republic. Under her leadership, the company has gone through a number of changes and keeps expanding its portfolio to provide comprehensive employee benefit solutions. Martina is a member of the international SWIFT association – Sodexo Women’s International Forum for Talent, which is a working group of 20 senior female managers committed to advancing the gender strategy globally.

Černíková, Monika

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Chuecos, Barbora

Barbora has more than 25 years of business experience in international companies. Currently, she runs a non-profit organisation Autismus jako dar (Autism as a gift) which she founded with her husband.

She is also a coach and business consultant. Barbora studied marketing and market research in Belgium (RUCA University) and graduated from the University of Economics in Prague.

Drosc Mario

Currently, Mario works as Deputy CEO and Vice-Chairman of the board for Fincentrum. Previously, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Raiffeisenbank Czech Republic. He joined the company in 2006 as a board member responsible for retail banking and deputy CEO. Before joining Raiffeisenbank, he worked for the Slovak VÚB, Komerční banka and as a consultant for McKinsey&Company.

Edgerly, Michaela

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Ertsey, Kata

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Fiman, Petr

Petr linked the first part of his international career with Hydro Czech Republic, the local affiliation of Norsk Hydro ASA, where he served for almost nine years. Since 2002, he has been working as a Vice-President for Electric Powersteering Components Europe, a green-field joint venture in automotive industry owned by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and JTEKT Corporation.

Gawlasová, Hana

While in law school I harboured a secret dream to become a journalist and/or a writer (conceivably both..). All it took for me to become a lawyer was to read an interview with an inspiring female lawyer and to try my hand at working for a law firm to become a member of “Team Law”.

Hudáková Anna

Anna works since August 2011 in Prague as HR Director for Czech Republic and Slovakia to the Sanofi Group, which connects the brand Zentiva, Sanofi Pasteur and Genzyme. Anna has extensive experience with management and development of people in international companies and since 2003 she is a president of Management Association for Human Resources Development in Slovakia.

Indruchová, Zuzana

Mgr. Zuzana Indruchova, PhD. has more than ten years’ experience from different HR managerial roles in an international environment with focus on HR business partnership, organizational effectiveness & development practice, and change management in FMCG and Production Sector.  Starting as a development specialist, moving gradually upwards through HR Manager and Talent Organizational Effectiveness Manager partnering with countries for Central European region, was the Integrated Supply Chain HR Lead for different countries across South Central Europe.

Jacques, Kateřina

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Jahňáková, Adriana

LEGO - GM Czech Republic & Slovakia

Country – Czech Republic

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Adriana is the General Manager of LEGO in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 

Prior to being appointed into the GM role, Adriana was leading LEGO marketing teams in 100 countries within Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East and Africa. Adriana has lived in 6 countries and has 23 years of experience in Marketing and Sales in companies including Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and SABMiller.  Adriana is a lector at ELAI – Innovative thinking.

Janáček Martin

Managing Director and Vice President, SAP Labs Czech Republic

Country – Czech Republic

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Martin has 20+ years of experience and is the Managing Director of SAP Labs in CZ.  SAP Labs is an R&D center focused on development, localization and maintenance of SAP solutions, especially SAP S/4HANA Finance.

Kahudová Andrea

Andrea is HR, Talent and Leadership Development Professional with international experience from EY, Deloitte and Johnson & Johnson. She is Coach and Mentor, certified in agile leadership and agile talent.

Andrea spent her whole career in various HR, Talent and Leadership & Development roles. After experiencing the potential of working with innovative and agile methods in people and leadership teams, she is driven to inspire more leaders and organisations to rethink traditional structures, processes and ways of working. She believes that today's challenges and possibilities need a new mindset and new approach and wants to encourage and enable people by training and coaching to take responsibility and create a new working future in organisations and beyond!

Knap, Petr

Petr Knap je vedoucím patnerem divize EY Consulting pro Českou republiku - ta s cca 300 poradci patří mezi vedoucí české poradenské skupiny. Petr zastřešuje také poradenství pro EY v automobilovém a výrobním sektoru v regionu střední a východní Evropy. Po pracovní zkušenosti ve společnosti Procter & Gamble, pracuje od roku 1996 v poradenství – do EY (tehdy Ernst & Young) přišel v roce 2002.

Kovářová, Kateřina

Katerina is an experienced professional, working for EY over 14 years, currently as Brand, Marketing & Communications Director of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia responsible for managing and driving marketing and strategy in 31 countries – the largest multi-country Region in EY. She has extensive marketing and management experience not only in planning and managing marketing strategy, but also in public relations, internal communications and brand promotion.

Krupa, Joanna

Joanna has more than seven years of managerial experience with establishing, leading and coaching of sales teams. She started her professional career in 2001 in the IT segment. She worked for both IBM and Oracle as Business Development Consultant, Sales Representative and afterwards as a manager of team of consultants focusing on sales in the IT sector in the CEE region.

Kučová, Martina

Martina is HR Leader in PwC Czech Republic with a strong focus on Talent Management and enhancement of leadership competencies. She is a Mentor and  a Certified Coach.

Martina has also more than 20 years experiénces in the financial area as an auditor in PwC, CFO in Raiffeisenbank or Business analyst in Toronto Dominion Bank.

Lambert, Martina

Martina spent over twenty years working in marketing departments of financial and banking institutions as well as in the FMCG industry. She worked for smaller institutions as well as corporations such as MONETA Money Bank or Wüstenrot. She specializes in crisis communication, media relations, rebranding and launching new brands. During her career, she became an expert on leading problematic teams and performing even with limited budgets.

Lambert, Roderick

Pomáhám lidem změnit jejich život k lepšímu. Na mojí práci miluji, že vidím ihned pokrok mých klientů, který je dovede k cíli. Fascinovaně sleduji jejich cestu poznání a sebepoznání. Obdivuji je pro téměř neomezené schopnostmi objevit jiné perspektivy, pracovat na sobě a rozvíjet se. Celá cesta a naše společná práce je vede k vědomějšímu způsobu prožívání života, lepšímu rozhodování a ke svobodě. Klienti na mne oceňují především lidskost, respekt a vnímavost.    
S čím pomáhám: Individuální koučink pro oblasti kariérního rozvoj, rozvoj leadershipu, dovednostního rozvoje, ale i pro spokojenější život a seberozvoj.

Liškařová, Irena

Irena is an Associate Partner within the Assurance practice of EY Czech Republic. Since November 2014 she is President of the Chamber of Auditors of the Czech Republic where she worked in the Financial Reporting Committee and was actively involved in the developing of Czech accounting legislation. She represents the Czech Republic in Accountancy Europe and IFAC.

Lolek, Ctirad

Executive Director of Human Resources at Komerční banka

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Ctirad has been working in the field of HR for more than 20 years. His experience ranges across startup projects as well as international corporations. At the latter, he successfully led extensive transformation projects. Ctirad prefers a people-oriented management approach that promotes a greater sense of belonging to the company and gives space for self-realisation. 

“Don’t ask for permission, do it and later on ask for forgiveness” is his motto.

Mrázová, Lenka

Lenka Mrázová spent 21 years of her career in the field of international tax consultancy, auditing and accounting for large multinational companies. Now she challenge people to reshape their way of thinking and seeing things, change the view and later the world.

As a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers she enjoyed leading teams, developing her people and communicating with clients.

Pacák, Milan

Milan launched local Esselte branch in 1997 and since 2002 he has been in charge of the development of Esselte’s business in the CEE region. As Regional Vicepresident, he oversees branches in Poland, Russia, Hungary, Romania or Ukraine. He used to work in sales previously for a French company Bull or Korean Daewoo. Milan has a degree from ČVUT and an MBA degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Pfeiferová, Michaela

My purpose is to help others to discover their greatness and support them in their development. I have been in Real Estate for over 15 years, out of which 11 in leadership roles in Kaufland Czech rep.

My greatest strength and leadership style is founded on training and education. Currently, I am developing Real Estate Academy, an innovative platform focused on increasing the level of education and expertise in the field of Real Estate. Until May 2020, I was a Real Estate Director at the board of Kaufland responsible for over 130 stores, with investment budget over 120 million Euros annually and leading teams over 100 people.

Piskorová, Martina

Martina has more than 15 years of business experience in international companies, she complemented this by working in a non-profit company and also a local Czech production and distribution company.

Martina studied computer science and classical philology at Comenius University in Bratislava. She has worked in several large international companies such as Danone, Reckitt Benkiser, Novartis, Mastercard.

Poucha, Tomáš

Tomáš pomáhá lidem a firmám, aby dosáhli stanovených výsledků a věnovali se jen tomu podstatnému - jak v businessu, tak osobním životě. Pomáhá věci pojmenovat, zpřehlednit, naplnit jednotlivé kroky a jasně dané cíle. Věnuje se interní komunikaci, ale i dlouhodobým obchodním a marketingovým strategiím. Šéfuje Marketingovému institutu, Institutu interní komunikace, spoluzaložil společnost Magnoli, která rozvíjí diverzitu v práci i osobním životě.

Průšová Petra

Petra graduated from the University of Economics Prague. In 1995, she founded her own market research agency AMD. Four years later, she became the Managing Director of the newly formed Millward Brown Czech Republic. At the moment, she hold the position of the Regional Managing Director & Licensees Europe, being responsible for acquiring new companies in the CEE region and running 7 licensees offices.

Řehořková, Olga

I enjoy bringing solutions to complex problems through connecting various expertise and people. This can range from complex audit & accounting advisory projects to setting up new internal processes preparing companies for future innovations.

I have spent the last 18 years in PwC. Currently, I am a Director responsible for various projects/teams in the area of accounting advisory, audit and assurance services to both multinational companies and Czech firms in real estate industry, InfoCom and Energy.

Rosolová, Lenka

Lenka Rosolová is a marketing expert focusing on branding and communications, she is also a coach, yoga teacher and passionate animal lover. Shortly after the Velvet revolution, Lenka left for the USA where she completed her bachelor degree in Liberal Arts.

Upon return back to the Czech Republic she began her profession in advertising and communications.

Schapiro, Katarina

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Schmiedová, Jitka

Jitka has been working in Human Resources since 1998. Currently, she is the General Manager Administration at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Czech. Before she spent one year as a HRD CEE Zone at VEOLIA, three years as a Chief Human Resources Officer at NN Investment Partners, Human Resources Director at Česká spořitelna, two and half years as a Vicepresident for Human resources and Property at Vodafone Czech republic.

Šedivá, Ivana

Ivana is a strategist, professional mentor and business coach, and a very experienced C-level leader. 

She offers business and marketing experience at great global companies as well as startups. She has led small and big diverse teams. has a diverse educational and experiential background, offering broad understanding of topics, cultures, ways of working and more.

Sova, Jakub

Jakub Sova has been a Partner at Deloitte since 2010, specializing in Management Consulting in the areas of transportation, CFO services, operational excellence and revenue enhancement. After his graduation from the University of Economics in 1995, he moved to Germany to work for Munich-based consultation company HBO Consulting Partners. Later, back in the country, he co-founded his own consulting business called Consulting Partners, which he successfully sold to Deloitte in 1999.

Tělecká, Eva

Eva is the Hub Lead for the IT Risk Management & Security function, and a liaison for the EMEA region. Key responsibilities of the function are to collaborate with ITRMS Platform Leads to assure our company is being protected against cyber threats, and to assure compliance and risk management processes are established and maintained. The EMEA Risk Liaison function is key to assure that specific country needs of ITRMS services and cooperation are understood, captured & executed.

Tošnerová Yvona

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Odyssey, z. s.

Odyssey is a non profit Society established pursuant to Section 214 et seq. of Act No. 89/2012 Coll., the Civil Code, for the pursuit of educational purposes.
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