Letiště Praha, a. s. is managed by a four-member Board of Directors.
Ing. Václav Řehoř, Ph.D., MBA
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Václav Řehoř has been an integral part of the entire Group management since 2014. He is responsible for safety and security, quality and safety process management, development of technology, airport coordination, auditing, risk and compliance management, HR management, corporate governance and legal affairs. From 2006, he was the Financial Director and Company Secretary in the CCS company of the Fleetcor Technologies Group. From October 2007 until the year 2011, he was the Acting CEO/General Director of the said company. He has worked in various positions in companies based in the Czech Republic, Great Britain and Canada throughout his 23-year long professional career. For the eight years preceding his arrival at Prague Airport, Mr. Řehoř worked for companies owned by the following private equity funds: Advent International, ARX Equity Partners and Benson Oak. He graduated from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, where he also obtained a doctoral degree in Economics and Company Management. He earned an MBA at Prague International Business School, an organizational part of the University of Economics in Prague/The Manchester Metropolitan University.
Ing. Jiří Kraus
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Jiří Kraus has also been on the Prague Airport Board of Directors since 2014. He is responsible for aviation operations, central procurement and logistics, protection of the environment, facility management services, building maintenance and area upkeep. He has been working at Václav Havel Airport Prague since 1997, when he was primarily in charge of power and energy systems and investment construction (such as the Terminal 2 construction). He moved to Prague Airport from the Poldi Kladno company.
Mgr. Jakub Puchalský
Member of the Board of Directors
Jakub Puchalský has been a member of the Prague Airport Board of Directors since July 2020. In the company management echelon, Mr. Puchalský is responsible for aviation and non-aviation business, corporate and marketing communication departments. He has been involved with the airport since 2014. Firstly, in the Czech Aeroholding Group, then directly at Prague Airport. In 2018, Mr. Puchalský became Prague Airport Corporate Communication, Marketing and Customer Experience Executive Director. In 2020, he assumed the role of Non-Aviation Business Department Executive Director. For seven years prior to his arrival at Prague Airport, Mr. Puchalský worked at Raiffeisenbank, where he was in charge of External and Internal Communication. From 2003, he worked in the Unilever food concern, where he first managed Communication of the Czech And Slovak subsidiaries and then moved to the company’s Dutch headquarters, where he stayed for over two years as Director of Internal Communication in charge of Europe. Between the years 1998 and 1999, Mr. Puchalský was appointed CEO of Czech Television. Jakub Puchalský graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University.
Member of the Board of Directors
Jiří Černík has been a member of the Prague Airport Board of Directors since October 2019. He oversees finance, controlling and investment departments. Prior to his joining the airport in Prague, Jiří Černík worked as Chief Financial Officer at Skanska, where he acquired extensive experience in the construction industry, which is, from the perspective of the planned investment into the airport’s development, a substantial benefit. Prior to his job in Skanska, Mr. Černík gained vast experience in finance management, controlling and auditing in the fields of consulting, gas, industry and technology. Specifically, he worked at Ernst & Young, Jihomoravská plynárenská, Honeywell and Zetor.