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Management

Elevion Group B.V., a subsidiary of ČEZ a.s., with its headquarters in Amsterdam, acts as the holding company of the Elevion Group.

Jaroslav Macek
CEO
  • Jaroslav Macek graduated from Charles University in Prague.
  • He started his career in 2000 in the Advisory Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Czech Republic where he was responsible for the development of the practice in the area of operational effectiveness and finance function effectiveness. He managed projects for multinational and national clients in various industries including energy and utilities, finance, telecommunication and automotive in many countries e.g. Czech Republic, USA, Romania, Ukraine and Russia.
  • Before joining CEZ Group, he was a member of the management team of Ukrsibbank (BNP Paribas group in Ukraine) and was responsible for the Corporate Development Division of the Bank including the preparation of strategy of the Bank and the implementation of strategic initiatives.
  • Jaroslav has been managing foreign ESCO activities of CEZ Group since 2017. He joined CEZ Group in 2009 and was working on various top management positions in the area of CEZ foreign operations both in HQ in Prague and abroad (e.g. Head of International Operations Department, Country Manager).
Michal Janda
CCO
  • Michal Janda started his career in 1997 in PricewaterhouseCoopers Prague where he was responsible for E-business advisory services.
  • In 2003, he moved to Moscow, where he served as Member of Board of Probusiness Bank, leading its strategy and M&A department. As Head of Strategy, Michal was responsible for developing a retail eBanking community hub from venture fund, the integration of acquired banks and marketing strategy development.
  • In 2005, Michal continued his international career when he move to Kiev, where he became Deputy Chairman at UKRSIBBANK, which was later sold by 51% to BNP Paribas. He was responsible for corporate development,  M&A,  strategic marketing and product development departments, advertising and promotion, strategic project portfolios and IT development.
  • In 2014, Michal was appointed as Member of the Management Board of Bayadera Group where he led business development and several new product launches in the CIS region and worldwide. He also supervised projects in main business directions, sales, distribution and marketing.
  • Michal later joined CEZ Group in 2017 where he was initially appointed as an International asset director, responsible for foreign subsidiaries’ asset management.
  • In 2017, Michal became Chief Commercial Officer of Elevion Group B.V.
Jiří Pecka
CFO
  • After gaining degrees from Charles University and the University of Economics in Prague, Jiří Pecka started his career in 2007 when he joined Ernst & Young and later PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • In 2012, Jiří moved to Basel, Switzerland, where he leveraged from his financial expertise at a managerial position in the corporate headquarters of the multinational Swiss chemical company Clariant. His responsibilities included managing tax & transfer pricing, M&A, controlling, financial reporting and valuation.
  • After his return to Czech Republic in 2016, Jiří joined the CEZ Group where he started to work as a finance manager for foreign CEZ distribution companies.
  • In 2017, Jiří transferred to ESCO International within CEZ, which transformed itself into Elevion Group. He has taken over the function of CFO in Elevion Group.
Nikolaus Widmann
Chief Innovation and Sustainability Strategy Officer
  • Born in South Tyrol, Italy, Nikolaus Widmann studied economics and management of information at the Maastricht School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands.
  • Nikolaus showed his distinct entrepreneurial attitude at a very young age: At the age of 17, he founded his first company with the money he earned as a ski instructor. During his studies, he contributed to the creation of the Founders Club Maastricht and later co-founded and invested in different Start-Ups with a focus on sustainability and is a member of the advisory board of Sigma Square Society, which supports and brings together young entrepreneurs across Europe.
  • After his studies he moved to the German capital Berlin to work for Kofler Energies AG where he advanced progressively through key local and international positions.
  • Since 2020 Nikolaus is CEO of Inewa, the Italy-based energy service company. Under the guiding principle "Every saved KWh is greener than generated energy, also from renewable sources", with inewa Nikolaus Widmann helps companies, industries, and public bodies to drive forward their individual energy transition focusing on innovation, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. inewa is on its way to establishing itself as a market leader in Italy: Since its foundation in 2020 inewa has already contracted more than 70 clean energy and energy efficiency projects and has a client base of more than 250 active customers.
  • Since November 2021 Nikolaus Widmann is Chief Innovation and Sustainability Strategy Officer of Elevion Group B.V.
Martina Kubešová
Head of Internal Processes
  • Martina Kubešová graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Finance and Accounting.
  • She started her career with General Insurance in 1997 holding the position of controller.
  • After 2002, she worked abroad for T-Systems Nova where she utilized her experience with the implementation of the SAP system. Later, at Deloitte Advisory, she held a managerial position in the Management Consulting department.
  • In 2007, she joined CEZ Group as a manager of the Controlling Department, where she was responsible for the preparation and consolidation of the Group’s annual budget. Subsequently, she worked as a manager of the Project Portfolio Management Department, where she—among other things—participated in setting up and managing the process of investment fund allocation within the Group.
  • In 2015, she became a member of the Board of Directors of ČEZ ESCO.
  • Since 2019, Martina ist operating as Head of Performance Management within the CEZ Group.
Miroslav Šindelář
Head of Procurement and Administration
  • After studying in Moscow and Prague, Miroslav Šindelář started his career in a diplomatic sector.
  • He served in a number of diplomatic missions, including attaché positions in Albania, Serbia and Montenegro as well as at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in Prague.
  • In 2000, Miroslav was appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Albania.
  • After leaving diplomatic service in 2007, he joined Morton Consulting in Prague, where he was appointed as a managing partner and CEO.
  • In 2012, Miroslav joined the CEZ Group, where he utilized his diplomatic experience from Albania, as a director of corporate affairs of CEZ Albania.
  • In 2014, Miroslav moved to Amsterdam, where he worked on numerous executive positions of CEZ Group companies located in The Netherlands.
  • Since 2020, Miroslav is operating as Head of Procurement and Administration of Elevion Group B.V.
Slavomír M. Čauder
Chief Legal Officer
  • Slavomír Čauder has a substantial experience in advising international energy groups with focus on renewable energy, regulatory issues and electricity trading.
  • Prior to joining EGBV, Slavomír Čauder had practiced for 15 years as an attorney, later a partner, within a reputable international law firm advising on Czech, Slovak and EU law on multi-jurisdictional M&A & financing transactions (including, but not limited to, Energy).
  • For a number of years, he acted as a Chief In-House & Compliance Counsel for multinational energy and technology groups within the CEE region headquartered in Switzerland and France.
  • He is a member of both, Czech and Slovak Bar Associations.
  • He currently serves as the Chief Legal Counsel of Elevion Group BV and its expansive subsidiaries network across multiple European markets.
Jiří Halouzka
CIO
  • Jiří Halouzka graduated from the Czech Technological University (Faculty of nuclear physics and physical engineering)
  • After working shortly in the Institute for physical chemistry and biochemistry Jiří spent 20 years in PricewaterhouseCoopers.  His main areas of specialization were IT audit, IT consulting and management consulting.
  • In 2012 Jiří joined CSOB bank (member of the KBC bank) holding several managerial positions in the Information Technology department.  He was responsible for CSOB IT Strategy, governance, operational risk, service desk and service level management, release management, IT processes and optimizations, vendor and license management as well as SW testing division.
  • Jiří is also Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Chartered Certified Accountant in the United Kingdom (ACCA).
  • Jiří joined CEZ group in May 2022 acting as Group CIO of Elevion Group BV.