Ing. Jana Adamkova, MBA
Jana Adámková completed Master of Business Administration program at City University of Seattle with major in global management. In addition, she received bachelor degree in Communication and master degree in Business Management and Corporate Finance. Jana Adámková started her career as PB/DI trainer and trading assistant in Komerční banka – Société Générale Group. She also held different managerial positions in international companies both in the Czech Republic and the USA. Currently she is serving as an advisor: retention of top performers - key managers and staff during M&A, pro-active employee communications and cultural integration during M&A. She is also a visiting lecturer at the City University of Seattle.
James Caldwell, J. D.
This is to introduce James Caldwell, J.D. After 15 years of experience in the high tech corporate sector in the U.S as a transactional attorney and senior administrator, Mr. Caldwell joined City U’s staff in 1998 as a full time instructor, soon to support its BSBA and MBA programs throughout its European sites.
Mr. Caldwell teaches a variety of related courses, from international business law, international business, international trade and logistics, legal issues in the workplace, political science, principles of management and managerial communications.
Over the last 18 years, he has delivered these courses in 15 cities in 7 countries in Europe, and in Beijing, China.
He maintains a personal consulting practice in the advising and review of international contracts in the English language, as well as editing translations and recording soundtracks.
Mr. Caldwell was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by City University of Seattle in 2013.
Various seminars have been offered by Mr. Caldwell to academic, commercial and government audiences, including Entrepreneurship, Preparing a Company to Export, How to Survive in the Corporate Sector, Negotiation of International Contracts, and National Differences in Political Economy: Implications for Business and Foreign Direct Investment.
Mr. Caldwell received his J.D. (Doctor of Law) degree from The University of Baltimore School of Law (U.S.) in 1983 and his undergraduate degree was in German from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (U.S.) in 1980.
Mr. Caldwell resides in Trencin, Slovakia.
Luc De Ceuster
Oldřich Dutý, DBA, MSc
Dr. Oldrich Duty is a location-independent, experienced and creative business professional, entrepreneur, coach, consultant, innovator and educator. Dr. Duty graduated from a regionally accredited American university with his summa cum laude doctorate in Business Administration in 2019. Prior to his DBA, he graduated from a British university in MSc International Management (with Distinction) as well as a BA (First Honors). His other certifications include, but are not limited to, TEFL (PASS 1 – Excellent), LCCI Marketing – Level 3, Guerrilla Marketing Coaching, Business and Life Coaching, NLP and Internet Project Management. Establishing Dutyo.online in 2019 was a step forward for Dr. Duty after bringing extensive business, coaching and teaching experience in the years prior, including Creobiz Profi & OurCollege.com (CEO, Head of Academics, Principal lecturer), London School of Business and Finance (Strategic Project Manager, HND/BA/MSc/MBA Faculty Member for and Dissertation Supervisor for Strategy/Entrepreneurship/Leadership/Personal Branding/Marketing-related subject areas) and working with selected Czech as well as UK Paralympic Team Members.
His lecturing style is highly interactive and respectful to different learning styles. He has published strategy, personal branding and international management-related books in English. At the City University of Seattle and the University of Finance and Administration, he has been serving as a lecturer and mentor for Business Strategy, Critical Thinking, Strategic Human Resource Management, Organizational Communications, English Composition II and Business Model. More details can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/oldrichduty/.
"Your destiny is not written in the stars but in your mind.”
Ing. Eva Kostikov, Ph.D.
Eva Kostikov is a lecturer and researcher with comprehensive experience in the field of corporate finance, accounting and financial management, working with international teams of researchers, teachers and students all over the world. She is currently working as the assistant professor at Department of Finance at the Faculty of Economic Studies at the University of Finance and Administration in Prague, Czech Republic.
She graduated in Finance at The Department of Finance and Accounting at the Tomas Bata University in Zlin, where she defended her dissertation and acquired Ph.D. in the field of Finance with a topic of “Internal Ratings and Credit risk management in order to increase the Financial Performance of the Commercial Bank”.
As researcher, she focuses on many financial topics such as: financial instruments and their financial efficiency in small and medium-sized companies, financial markets and credit risk management of commercial banks. She is the co-author of two expert monographs and more than 20 publications which are indexed in the highly rated databases such as Web of Science and Scopus. She continuously focuses on her academic activities and teaching corporate finance management and financial mathematics at Czech Technical University, Tomas Bata University in Zlin and City University in Seattle.
Ing. Miroslav Lapour, MBA
Miroslav works at Makro Cash and Carry as Head of Business Development and Project Office.
While reporting directly to CEO and being responsible for midterm and long term business strategy Miroslav facilitates translation of the strategy to operational plans for multiple business channels and customer segments through a portfolio of business projects, including change of core IT systems as well as culture changes program. He is leading the change and transformation of the organization in both countries.
Miroslav joined Makro after several years working in different managing roles in ICT area for different industry verticals (IT Cloud consultancy, eCommerce, Retail, Manufacturing, Government). The latest assignments were Chief Operation Officer for Netmail - IT cloud consultancy company, where he delivered Cloud based SaaS product to Romanian leading bank, lead a transformation project to evaluate and to deploy cutting edge cloud based Container Technology for a leading bank in Central Europe and lead a change and technology project to open the same bank to public through technology means (API). Before Netmail Miroslav worked as Chief Technology Officer for UK based eMarketing, eCommerce and eTechnology Agency and previously Chief Information Officer for a blue chip retail giant (Tesco) supporting businesses in the Czech Republic and Slovakia where Miroslav delivered several innovative solutions exploiting new processes and technology (Tesco Online, Self Checkout POS, ESEL).
Miroslav completed MBA at VŠFS in 2011. He is married and has 2 children.
PhDr. Zuzi Leskova, Ph.D.
Zuzi has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications and a Master’s degree in Media Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague). Her PhD research project focused on university marketing resulting in doctoral degree she obtained at Victoria University in Melbourne in 2017.
Zuzi is an extrovert, an explorer and an experimenter. Being an extrovert, she teaches public speaking at several universities in Prague, she continually explores both theoretical and professional areas of communication and she is currently experimenting with employer branding at Česká spořitelna where she works as a Brand Strategist.
Zuzi wears colorful dress and writes books about little things that make our life bigger. Above all her work, she enjoys lecturing the most. Believing in students and their creative potential, she places a great emphasis on helping them learn instead of "just teaching". The rule number one of all of her classes is to have fun - because when we like what we do, we do it better!
Ing. Premysl Pisar, MBA
Přemysl started with own business as a student of Horticulture in 1996 with minimum investment. He developed this business and now he is the owner and managing director of 3 companies, which are operating in the field of landscape gardening, garden centers and plant nurseries. These companies are the gardening industry leaders in the Pilsen region and they are also operating in the region of Prague. Přemysl’s business is also oriented towards active cooperation with foreign institutions, suppliers and customers from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden. Přemysl is able to share his experience and knowledge with his students.
After 15 years of running and managing his own business, Přemysl has decided to start study at the University of Finance and Administration in Prague. He earned his Master’s degree in 2017 (graduated with honor) and the same year he has completed his MBA studies at City University of Seattle (received prestigious award “Dean’s List of Honor”) in Global Management. He is currently doing his doctoral studies and carrying out his own research about SMEs management with specialization on controlling, business management, managerial accounting and communication. Přemysl is also lecturer of Management and Finance Program at the University of Finance and Administration.
Apart from business and academics, Přemysl is an external advisor for advanced ERP systems implementations, a business process optimizing based on controlling.
Futhermore, Přemysl´s passion is education and knowledge. His motto is “people are limited only by own mind; my mind is able to imagine great things”.
Kristijan Smilevski completed Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of New York in Prague. He is the professor in different Universities in CEE, lecturing Project Management, Business Strategies, Global Competition, and different Management subjects at both Bachelor and the Master degree programs. Mr. Smilevski is also a Professor of Project Management at the City University of Seattle, also lectures at the Masters programs of the Anglo American University Master degree in Prague as well as part of the committee of the State Final Examination.
In his career spanning more than 15 years, Mr. Smilevski has served in various senior positions, executive and managerial level positions in international global companies, international business organizations, small business corporations and consulting executive to international global companies. His core strengths are Consulting, Technology and Management.