Chairman of EPIF Management Board and CEO
Mr. Křetínský was involved through his role as a partner in the J&T Group in the founding of EPH, the EPIF’s parent company, where he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2009 and currently is also the majority owner of EPH. Mr. Křetínský serves on the boards of several companies that are affiliated with EP Infrastructure, including its parent company EPH, NAFTA, Eustream, and its sister company EP Investment Advisors. He also holds positions at companies unaffiliated to EP Infrastructure, including Chairman of the Board of AC Sparta Praha.
Mr. Křetínský holds a bachelor’s degree in political science as well as a master’s degree and a doctorate in law from Masaryk University in Brno.
Mr. Paleček is simultaneously the Chief Financial Officer of EP Energy. He has been employed at EPH since September 2014 and in his previous role he served as the Head of Group Controlling and Financial Reporting in EP Power Europe, an energy utility focusing on power generation, lignite mining and renewables with operations across Western and Central Europe. Before joining EPH, Mr. Paleček spent five years at KPMG, where he held various positions focused on financial reporting.
Mr. Paleček holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Economics in Prague and is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Director of Gas Transmission
Mr. Mareček is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eustream and a member of the Board of Directors of Pražská teplárenská. In his previous roles, Mr. Mareček was a senior Mergers and Acquisitions analyst at J&T and held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Kablo Elektro.
Mr. Mareček holds a master’s degree from the Faculty of Finance of the University of Economics in Prague.
Director of Gas and Power Distribution
Mr. Čupr is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SPP – distribúcia and Stredoslovenská distribučná. In his previous roles, Mr. Čupr held the position of manager at Jihomoravská energetika, a.s., was a member of the Supervisory Board of PRE and focused on energy sector projects at J&T.
Mr. Čupr holds a master’s degree in economics from the Faculty of Business and Economics of Mendel University in Brno and an M.B.A. from Nottingham Trent University.
Director of Heat Infra
Mr. Onderek serves on the management boards of various companies that are affiliated with EP Energy. Prior to joining EP Energy Mr. Onderek held the position of Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PPC Úžín, an affiliate of ČEZ, having previously worked for companies affiliated with the ČEZ group.
He holds a master’s degree in Economics of Power Generation from the Czech Technical University in Prague and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.
Director of Gas Storage
Mr. Bartošovič serves as General Director of NAFTA Prior to joining EPIF Mr. Bartošovič was Chairman of the Board of Directors of SLOVGEOTERM, a Member of the Board of Directors of SPP – distribúcia and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the SPP Foundation. In the past he worked for A.T. Kearney on projects for international financial institutions and companies operating in the energy and transportation sectors.
Mr. Bartošovič holds a master’s degree from the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra. During his university studies he was awarded scholarships at West Virginia University, and took part in the Cornell University program at the Institute of Economic Studies in Nitra, a program sponsored by the A. Mellon and G. Soros foundations.