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  • Adam Kolář

    CFO, Velaa Private Island

A native of Prague, he has both Czech and German citizenship and lived in the German city of Halle for eight years, where he also completed the first three years of primary school. Thereafter, in the Czech Republic, he attended the Mala Strana gymnasium and in 2014 commenced studies at the University of Economics in Prague. He graduated from the Faculty of Finance and Accounting there with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. Upon completing this course, in 2017 he transferred to Erasmus University in Rotterdam where he gained a Master of Science in Financial Economics. Between 2015 and 2017, during his studies in Prague, he worked with distinction at EY’s Transactions Consulting department. His role in EMMA Group encompassed carrying out financial analyses and searching for new investment opportunities. Since 2020, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Velaa Private Island resort in the Maldives.