Deputy Chairman of EPIF Management Board and CEO
Gary Mazzotti is CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of EP Infrastructure a.s, he also holds positions throughout the group namely Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of NAFTA and SSD, Member of the Board of EOP, UE, EPC, and a Member of the Supervisory Board of SPPD. He also is an independent director of International School of Prague, EP Power Europe and Czech Grid Holding.
Gary Mazzotti has more than 30 years of experience in finance and operations. Mr. Mazzotti joined EPIF from Vienna Insurance Group where he was a Member of the Board and CFO of Kooperativa and Česká podnikatelská pojišťovna and was responsible for VIG groups operations in Ukraine. Prior to this Mr. Mazzotti held the positions of Senior Investment Director and CFO of PPF Private Equity Division. Mr. Mazzotti graduated in Economics from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA).
Chairman of EPIF Management Board
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 and Power Distribution
Mr. Čupr is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SPP Infrastructure, SPP – distribúcia and Stredoslovenská distribučná. In his previous roles, Mr. Čupr was a member of the Supervisory Board of Pražská energetika, Pražská teplárenská and focused at J&T on energy sector projects, especially energy trading, supply and renewables.
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 Gas Transmission
Mr. Mareček is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eustream. 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 Heat Infra Segment
Mr. Onderek has been the Director of Heat Infra Segment since 9 May 2016.
Mr. Onderek has also been the director of heat and cogeneration division and the head of investment committee of EPE since March 2013.
Mr. Onderek is also the chairman of the board of directors of UE, EVO – Komořany, a.s., Severočeská teplárenská, a.s., United Energy Invest, a.s. and PT měření, a.s.; a member of the board of directors of PLTEP, Plzeňská teplárenská SERVIS IN a.s., EP Real Estate, a.s., EOP, EP Sourcing, a.s, EPC and EP Resources CZ a.s.; managing director of AISE, s.r.o., “GABIT spol. s r.o.”, EP Cargo Deutschland GmbH, EP CARGO POLSKA s.a., Střelničná reality s.r.o., Malešice Reality s.r.o., Zálesí Reality s.r.o., Power Reality s.r.o., Lirostana s.r.o., EPRE Reality s.r.o. and United Energy Moldova, s.r.o.; chairman of the supervisory board of PT Properties I, a.s., PT Properties II, a.s., PT Properties III, a.s., RPC, a.s.; Nové Modřany, a.s.; and Kardašovská Properties a.s.; member of the supervisory board of EP COAL TRADING POLSKA S.A., Colora, a.s. and Energetické opravny, a.s.; and a member of the management board of Nadační fond pro rozvoj vzdělávání.
Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Onderek worked as the head of portfolio development at ČEZ, a.s., a leading Czech energy company.
Director of Financing and Treasury
Mr. Miřacký has been the Director of Financing and Treasury since 1 March 2017.
Mr. Miřacký is also Deputy Chief Financial Officer of EPH and holds other positions outside of the Group. He has been employed in the EPH group since November 2012.
Mr. Miřacký is also a member of the board of directors of Pozagas and EP UK Finance Limited and serves on the Issuer’s risk committee. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Miřacký worked for over eight years on different positions at The Royal Bank of Scotland (previously ABN AMRO Bank).
Mr. Miřacký holds a master’s degree in law from Masaryk University in Brno and bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of New York in Prague.
Director of Gas Storage
Mr. Bartošovič serves as CEO of NAFTA, member of the Board of Directors of Pozagas and Managing Director of SPP Storage. Prior to joining EPIF Mr. Bartošovič was a Member of the Board of Directors of SPP – distribúcia, Senior Executive Director of SPP, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the SPP Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Directors of SLOVGEOTERM. In the past he worked for A.T. Kearney and ING Barings.
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.