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Meet the mentors for season 2023/2024
Barbora Chuecos

Když jsem měla před lety rozhovor s Muriel o
mentoringu, ani mě nemohlo napadnout, jaké dary za ty roky dostanu. 
Na začátku je vždy trocha magia, s kým mě ten
rok spojí osud... a pak se těším na každé setkání s danou ženou. 
Vzpomínám na všechny ty ženy a každá je skvělá,
krásná a jedinečná, a přitom každá tak jiná!

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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Chong, Annie

MSD International, Regional IT Director based in Singapore


Chudoba Zuzana

Zuzana has been working for YIT Group since 2010. Currently, as Head of Real Estate.

She is responsible for development of build to rent projects and rental services in the Czech Republic including roll out of the services across region - Slovakia, Poland and Baltic countries. Prior to her current position she was Customer Experience Manager in Central Eastern Europe.

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.

Foster, Andrew

Deutsche Bank - Head of Data Governance Americas



Andrew is currently the Head of Data Governance for Deutsche Bank in the Americas.  Andrew originates from South Africa and has worked across Europe and the US. 

He has been at Deutsche Bank for 11 years in a series of data-focused program execution and leadership roles.  

Andrew has extensive experience in program planning, execution, C-suite communication, team build-out and public speaking.

Heemstra Isold

Isold Heemstra has been appointed as CEO of ING Bank Czech Republic as of 1st September 2016. Prior to this position, Mr. Heemstra headed the Mortgage Division of ING-DiBa in Germany, after having the position as Chief Marketing & Strategy Manager of ING-DiBa. Before moving back to ING Bank, Mr. Heemstra was the Chief Operating and Strategy Officer (COO) for ING Insurance Berhad (now AIA) in Malaysia with the responsibility for all Life and General Insurance Operations, IT Division, Mortgage Division, Customer Service and Branch Network and Strategic Business Change.

Hudáková, Anna

People & CultureStrategist


Anna Hudáková has more than 25 years of experience in executive management of international companies. She started as a Sales Manager in Cocola Cola Amatil and now, more than 20 years later, as the HR Executive she was responsible for HR strategy, organisational development, managed big transformations and integration projects in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, participated at global or European corporate projects in Deutsche Telekom Group and Sanofi Group.

Jahňáková, Adriana

LEGO - GM Czech Republic & Slovakia

Country – Czech Republic


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.

Kelemen, Peter

Vice President Grooming at Procter & Gamble

Country - Switzerland


Experienced leader of multi-national businesses and organisations, with a heart for consumer and brand building. Proven track record in developing winning brand strategies & business models, turning around struggling business across emerging and developed markets. Born with a resourceful entrepreneurial mind and “can do” attitude.

La Ronca Parpel, Kristin

KLP Coaching – Executive coach and consultant Country – Czech Republic


Kristin is an executive coach and leadership consultant with over 25 years of business experience. Kristin runs her own company, KLP Coaching, which offers individual coaching and team programs focused on leadership, diversity and mentoring. 

Prior to becoming an executive coach, Kristin spent over a decade in executive leadership roles in the advertising industry both in Prague (as GM of Wunderman) and in New York City (as Global Director of Marketing Services at Euro RSCG Worldwide). 

In addition, Kristin is a steering committee member and mentor in the Equilibrium mentoring program for women (organised by the British Chamber of Commerce) , as well as a mentor in the EWOB (European Women on Boards) and an international mentor for the Odyssey mentoring program.

Lee, Yvonne

Portfolio Manager

Emerging Markets Access Innovation Studio, MSD


Yvonne has over 20 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry across various divisions and roles. Her enterprise-wide experience is reflected in her strategic perspectives and strong collaboration. She is a recognised leader with high learning agility and outstanding execution excellence. 

Lemerova, Alexandra

Owner and CEO of Personal Connect s.r.o.


✔How many years am I in business? 31

✔What is my working experience? After a successful career in international corporations (PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Logica, Hewlett-Packard, Capgemini) with proven accomplishments in increasing gross profits, reducing expenses, formulating marketing strategies, ability to work in international teams, implementation of change and building and managing sales teams, I become an entrepreneur.

Mohan, Trupti
  • Vice President Human Resources at Fresenius Medical Care Asia-Pacific
  • Country - Singapore

Trupti Mohan is the Vice President of Human Resources at Fresenius Medical Care, a healthcare company that is world leader in Kidney Dialysis products and services. She is based in Singapore.

Mukundan A P

Executive Vice President - JAPAN & APAC, Board of Director – Champions of Group Pte Ltd. 

AsiaPacific & Japan, Champions Group

Country - Singapore


I’m a proficient Leader, Mentor, Speaker and a Strategist. An expert in B2B Data-Driven Marketing Solutions, Marketing Technology, Business Process Innovation and Business Analysis, Strategic Planning and Client Relationship Management, Data Driven Solutions, Data Analytics with 16 Years of experience at Champions Group.

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.

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.

Rozier, Amelie

Head of WW Services and Support Finance at HP


For over 25 years I have held various Finance leadership roles in P&L, Supply Chain and Services operations management. I developed expertise in Volume and Services businesses, across regions - Asia, Europe, & Worldwide, in mature and emerging markets.

Saxena, Aparna


Aparna is the CEO of TORAJAMELO, an impact business in Indonesia, co-founder of an impact advisory Vriksh Impact Partners in India, and ASEAN lead for She Loves Data. These are some amongst the many hats she wears.

She identifies herself as a an unapologetic feminist, a vegan, an environmentalist, and a student for life.

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.

Sharma Balesh

Balesh Sharma joined Vodafone at the beginning of this year. He comes from India and he transfered to Vodafone Czech republic from Vodafone Malta which market share he helped to significantly improve as its CEO. Previsously he worked in top management in Vodafone India and in companies like BPL Mobile, Xerox and Ricoh. He enjoys spending free time with family.

Sharma, Balesh

CEO, Vodacom South Africa

An Inspirational Leader with a strong track record of Business Transformation, Integration and Turn-Around, across the global telecommunications sector. Has delivered fantastic results across geographies, cultures, scales and environments as CEO and MD in India, Europe and Middle East. Mentor, Investor and Advisor to early-stage growth businesses in AI, retail automation and security and employee engagement technologies.

Slavtcheva Sonia

Currently, Sonia is CFO at Allianz Pojstovna and Allianz penzijni společnost, where she is responsible for the finance processes as well as asset and risk management and reinsurance. She has 20 years of professional experience in finance, mostly in financial services area. Most recently she was CFO of Home Credit group worldwide, where she supported the company’s growth in emerging markets from Russia to China.

Stejskalová Dita

Managing Director, PR & Influence, Ogilvy Country: Czech Republic

Highly regarded for her insight and effectiveness in developing and managing communications programs for high-profile Ogilvy clients in the Czech Republic.

Dita has been a trusted advisor to executives for more than 25 years through a wide variety of business cycles, including: image and public relations, internal communications, re-branding, IPO analyst/investor interface and crisis communications.

Suri Sanjiv

When I came to Prague for the first time in the beginning of 90’s, it charmed me immediately. But st the same time it was evident, that the sphere of gastronomy as well as of other services here are in their infancy. I decided to change that and I opened my first restaurant – Zátiší Wine house.

Taneja, Reedev

Senior Director, Data Analytics & Martech


For more than a decade, Reedev have been helping clients in APAC with their marketing analytics, CRM & loyalty strategy. His strength lies in designing and implementing digital and marketing analytics solutions leveraging on machine learning and AI technologies together with building interactive data visualization dashboards which help clients to derive meaningful insights and growth opportunities. 

Tělecká, Eva

Eva Telecka is Executive Director for IT Risk Management and Security and Business Information Risk Officer for EMEA Region for MSD.

She is  driving regional strategy for IT Risk, Cybersecurity and compliance including crisis management. She leads team of approx. 100 team members. She actively collaborates with regional cyber authorities and PPP platforms to achieve improved cyber security collaboration and posture regionally and globally.

Woon, Elaine

Director Of Development at Orbis International

Country - Singapore


Elaine has over 20 years of experience in business development and marketing communications in both business and nonprofit sectors. In her current role as Southeast Asia Director for Major Gifts at Operation Mobilisation (OM) International, she cultivates relationships with major donors, national leaders and board directors in Southeast Asia to raise funds for its work.

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