CFO OPAP, Partner
Born in Bohumín, he studied Business Economics and Banking at the University of Economics in Prague. During his studies, he worked in the family-owned business and after finishing university, he joined PPF Group as a financial analyst focusing on banking and consumer finance. From 2010 he worked at Nomos Bank in Moscow, where he greatly contributed to the bank's successful IPO. After completing the process, in which he was personally responsible for the preparation of the whole financial section, he continued to work for Nomos Bank as a project manager. His agenda included development activities for retail banking, such as creating business strategies for the affluent segment, branch network optimization and rebranding the branch network of the company. In 2013 he joined EMMA Group, where he was one of the key individuals in the privatization of OPAP, a Greek gaming operator. Among other things, he was responsible for funding the entire operation, including a successful issue of bonds on the European financial markets. In 2013, Michal Houšť accepted the position of OPAP’s CFO and contributed to its successful restructuring, after which the company's EBITDA increased by 70%. He has been an EMMA Group partner since 2016.