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 is the chairman of the entire Prague Airport Group since 2014. His main responsibility is safety and security, quality and safety process management, development of technologies, auditing, risk and compliance management, corporate governance and legal affairs. In November 2020, he was elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe). During his three-year term of office, he represents the region of Eastern Europe which allows him to positively influence the prestige of not only Prague Airport, but the Czech Republic as well. In 2006, he became the Financial Director of the CCS Company and, from 2007 until 2011, he was the Acting CEO/General Director of the company, which is a member of the Fleetcor Technologies Group. For two years from 2011, he was a Financial Director in Fleetcor Europe with headquarters in London. During his professional career, he has worked in various positions in companies based in the Czech Republic, Great Britain and Canada. Before he joined the Prague Airport, he had worked for companies owned by private equity funds: Advent International and Bain Capital. 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, a 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.
Ing. Jiří Černík
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.