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Ladislav Šimek

Operating Partner

FUND ROLE

Industrial origination, financial and commercial due diligence

POST ACQUISITION ROLE

BoD member responsible for business development & operations

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Automotive, aerospace, environmental services, business services, machining and machine production

EXPERIENCE

Ladislav has over 20 years of experience from top management positions from both global companies and local Private Equity backed businesses.

He was a successful crisis manager responsible for recovery of Drinks Union and its successful sale to Heineken. Later he led complete turnaround of heavily loss making Technometra company.

In the field of business development his main success was the growth of Aero Vodochody from EBITDA CZK 339m to CZK 1 008m.

He was also inter allia interim CEO of Aquatest, SG Geotechnika and founder of IT business and composite manufacturing company.

Ladislav is a founder of Confederation of the Czech Aviation Industry, member of the expert committee of the Czech association for Financial Management and was vice president of Defense and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic.

EDUCATION

Ladislav speaks Czech, Spanish, Russian and English. He has an Economics Degree from University of Economics in Prague and MBA from Thunderbird University.

CREDENTIALS
Aero Vodochody

AERO VODOCHODY

Successful business development of the company via targeting orders from renowned Tier 1 OEM producers. Together with the operational restructuring, the strategy led to the restart of a traditional yet previously loss-making producer.

In figures, the strategy resulted in doubling the revenue and in a 20% increase in efficiency.

Involved team members:
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