Born in Zlin, he graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Masaryk University in Brno and then from the Faculty of Finance at the University of Economics, Prague. He gained his first practical experience in finance and management at Deloitte & Touche, where he worked as an auditor. In 2001 he joined TV Nova as Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure, TV NOVA worked its way up to the position of the most profitable private television channel in Central Europe. In 2006 he left to join PPF Group. There he worked in the position of CFO of the whole group, and from 2012 he performed the same function in the key company of PPF’s portfolio - Home Credit. In 2014 he became Chief Investment Officer and also a partner in EMMA Group. Under his leadership, among other achievements, EMMA entered into the lottery and gaming markets in Greece, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, and Croatia.