CzechInvest's employees deal with potential investors and strategic partners on a daily basis. Their everyday work consists in negotiating with high-level representatives of the state administration, representatives of regions, cities and municipalities and local entrepreneurs. The objective is to create the best conditions for the state, municipalities, local entrepreneurs and investors.
Therefore, strong emphasis is placed on the level of expertise, negotiation skills and management skills, particularly among the agency’s top management. CzechInvest’s managers are professionals with extensive experience in business, international trade, research and development, law and marketing. The agency’s strategy is to fill key positions with high-quality managers who can help CzechInvest achieve its ambitious goals.
Ing. Patrik Reichl, MBA
Patrik Reichl is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague and the Brno International Business School. He has worked at CzechInvest since 2005, initially as head of the South Moravian office and later as director of the Regions Division. From 2010 to 2012, he served as the deputy CEO for business environment support. He returned to his position as head of the South Moravian office in 2014. Patrik Reichl is married and has three sons. He enjoys gardening and farming.
Bc. Vojtěch Rajtr
Deputy for Strategy
Vojtěch Rajtr is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Economics in Prague. Prior to joining CzechInvest in 2005, he worked in marketing and advertising agencies. At the beginning of his career at CzechInvest, he was involved in the development of Czech subcontractors. He gradually gained experience in the area of overall support for companies, from start-ups to major foreign investors. From November 2014, he served as the head of the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Regions Division. In 2020, he became the deputy for strategy, determining CzechInvest’s direction according to Strategy 2019+. Vojtěch is fluent in English. In his free time, he focuses primarily on his family. He enjoys skiing and cycling.
Ing. Markéta Přenosilová
Director of the Startups and Innovative Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Division
Markéta Přenosilová holds a degree in public administration and regional development from the Czech University of Life Sciences. She has worked at CzechInvest since 2008, initially in the Research and Development Department of the Investment Division. She was subsequently responsible for launching the CzechAccelerator project, which is focused on the internationalisation of start-ups. Markéta managed the Start-ups Department from 2016 to 2019. In 2020, she became the head of the Start-ups and Innovative SMEs Division, which covers a range of activities including support for the commercialisation of R&D, startups and their technological incubation and internationalisation, and working with potential investors in the agency’s strategic sectors. In her free time, Markéta enjoys playing golf, going to the cinema for science-fiction films and reading inspirational books.
Mgr. Veronika Zajícová
Director of the Foreign Operations and Investment Division
Veronika Zajícová holds a degree in West European Studies and Security Studies from Charles University in Prague. She has been working for CzechInvest since 2015, initially serving as a project manager for strategic projects. In 2018, she became the head of the Investment Project Management Department and has been managing the Foreign Operations and Investment Division since 2020. Veronika speaks English, as well as French and Italian recreationally. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading and travelling.
Ing. Šárka Špoutilová
Director of the Business Environment Division
Šárka Špoutilová graduated in economics and management from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. She joined CzechInvest in 2007 as a project manager for the Central Bohemia and Prague regional office, which she also managed from 2010 until her departure from the agency. From 2011 to 2014, she initially served as a consultant on the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation and later worked for the State Environmental Fund at the Ministry of the Interior. In 2014, she returned to CzechInvest as the head of the Regional Offices Department and coordinated the operation of the agency’s thirteen offices throughout the Czech Republic. She has been managing the Business Environment Division since 2020. Šárka is fluent in English. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and upholstery.
Bc. Jan Urban
Director of the Internal Services Division
Jan Urban is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics of the Technical University of Ostrava. He has many years of management experience in the areas of economics and budget, organisation and legal security, as well as human resources management, education and professional development. He served in management positions at the Ministry of Finance – Central Finance and Tax Directorate for several years. Jan joined CzechInvest in 2009. Since June 2015, he has served as the statutory representative of the CEO of CzechInvest and head of the Internal Services Division. He is married and has two children. His interests include cycling, skiing, snowboarding, music and beekeeping.