Managing Director CRG s.r.o. – DACH Countries
Jan is a successful entrepreneur and private equity expert with 25 years' frontline experience bridging the gap between innovation and finance. He provides the team and investee companies with access to an extensive international business network. Jan founded his pioneering PE firm CRGroup in 1992 and has since advised on many of M&A transactions and taken several companies through the life cycle of start-up to IPO. An MBA from the European Business School at Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, University of Oxford - Said Business School. Jan speaks Czech, Slovak, German, English and Russian and enjoys sports, music and travelling.
Member of the Advisory board PR PA RT NE RS.
Radim has spent 14 yrs. with international companies and chain franchises.
He has a deep knowledge of retail (FMCG), real estate business within CEE and within the field of finance. His chief domain is the creation of strategies, managing periods of change and leadership.
Radim has held a position in the top management of Plus-Discount [Tengelmann Group], which he prepared for the successful acquisition of Rewe for a few billion EUR. In Lidl ČR Radim was a lead in Operations.
He also worked at the headquarters of Kaufland in Germany as a regional manager of CEE, from where he lead an expansion with a budget of over 700 mil. EUR. Afterwards Radim became a Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Kaufland Poland, with turnover of 3.5 billion EUR, which, after years of stagnation, eventually profited under his management.
Later he worked as the CEO of an investment company, where he set up its strategy, profitability and investment plan, and averted an attempt to takeover subsidiaries with an insolvency proposal.
Radim currently works on the advisory board of PR PA RT NE RS Advisory Group, as well as in the field of re-organisation and re-structuring of enterprises along with supporting various foundation activities.
Radim studied strategic management and law at Nottingham Trent University and speaks Czech, German, English, Polish and sign language. He likes to cook, travel, train in karate and plays squash.
Co-founder of EAG SE / CEO of CARVAGO / ex CEO of ŠkoFIN (Volkswagen Financial Services) and VW Bank Russia
Jan has two decades of tier one senior executive experience at the Volkswagen Group, most recently serving as CEO of its Russian financial services arm. An outstanding communicator and negotiator, he is an expert in finance, strategy, sales, restructuring, and project and change management. In Russia he oversaw partnerships with state institutions and private businesses, and was responsible for an auto leasing fleet of 70,000 vehicles. While at VW SkoFin in the Czech Republic he was responsible for a company with annual turnover of ca. EUR 20 billion. He speaks Czech, German, English and Russian and enjoys skiing, fishing and travelling.