Owner of CE Industries, Member of the Supervisory Board
Jaroslav Strnad is a Czech entrepreneur, founder of Czechoslovak Group (CSG) and CE Industries (CEI). He started his business in the 1990s and built the industrial holding CSG from scratch, gradually incorporating prominent Czech and Slovak companies from the automotive, aerospace, defense, and railway industries. A key milestone was acquiring the well-known Czech automotive company Tatra in 2013, which he and his co-shareholder René Matera quickly brought back from the crisis into the black.show more
In 2018, Jaroslav Strnad handed over ownership of CSG to his son Michal and began building, again from scratch, the industrial group CE Industries. Initially, the group operated in various companies of the former engineering holding Vítkovice. Gradually, it began to systematically develop its business in the energy, recycling, and railway industries. The new pillar of its business from 2022 is FMCG, specifically food and drugstore. Under Jaroslav Strnad's leadership, CE Industries is also expanding into the Balkans, where in 2022, it acquired a leading Croatian industry business, the Duro Dakovic wagon factory.
Jaroslav Strnad is an active owner who manages CE Industries' strategy, key businesses, investments, and acquisitions. He is in daily contact with his management team, which under his leadership, is building a group with a pan-European presence in promising fields related to the greening of the industry and its sustainable growth.
Chairman of the Board, CEO of CE Industries
The manager with extensive experience in complex restructuring projects is a business economics and management graduate at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Mines and Technology in Ostrava. He worked as the Chief Economic Officer of ZKL, a.s. and a member of the Board of Directors of its subsidiaries, where he financially managed a group of eight companies and three foreign affiliates in South America.show more
He gained extensive financial and managerial experience while working with M.L. Moran, an investment group focused on crisis management. There he served as CEO of their subsidiary ALFA PLASTIC.
Adam Šotek joined CE Industries Holding in June 2019 to capitalize on the experience he has gained. He first held the position of Finance and Investment Director for the Railways Division, and from March 2020, he will serve as Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Holding.
ENG Member of the Board, Chief Financial Officer
Finance expert, ACCA member, and statutory auditor Jiří Rabiec graduated in economics and law in business from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Mining and Metallurgy in Ostrava. Since 2013, he has worked at PwC in the audit services department, mainly for clients in the industrial production, railway, automotive, logistics services, and energy sectors.show more
2018 he graduated and became an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) member. He has been a statutory auditor since 2022.
He joined CE Industries in 2021 as Manager of Controlling and Consolidations. He worked on post-acquisition integrations, establishing financial consolidation processes, and reporting foreign subsidiaries. In preacquisition projects, he is responsible for target valuations and due diligence in the economic area. In June 2023, he became CFO and a member of the holding company's Board of Directors.
Member of the Board, HR Director
A manager with experience in recruitment agencies and internal HR management, she completed her MBA studies at the University of Economics in Prague in 2023, specifically the AMBA and EQUIS certification program, which built on her earlier university education in economics and management. She completed her Bachelor's in Diplomacy and International Relations at the University of International and Public Relations Prague.show more
Anna Matoušková has been working in personnel management and human resources since 2007. She has experience from recruitment agencies, where she dealt mainly with headhunting and managing internal HR and setting and implementing HR strategies in manufacturing and non-manufacturing companies. For several years she worked on People & Organization projects at PwC and in her own company, where she covered several change projects in M&A or held the role of HR Interim Manager.
She has been working with CEI Group since 2021 as HR Director. In October 2022, she joined the Group's Board of Directors. In this role, she is responsible for the post-acquisition integration of new companies into the Group and the continuous improvement and development of existing projects.
Member of the Board, Investment Director, Recycling Divisio
Norbert Tóth has been involved in the recycling and trade of secondary raw materials for two decades. However, the beginning of his career as a Transport Technology - Shipbuilding graduate at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava does not suggest it. After graduating, he worked at Heineken a.s., where he worked as a manager in several departments over several years, from production manager to shift manager to head of bottling and internal logistics.show more
He entered the secondary raw materials business segment in 2004 when he was building the company at Metalimpex, opening three plants in Slovakia and two plants in the Czech Republic. He was responsible for the operational and commercial management of the company. Similarly, as Chief Operating Officer at TSR Slovakia, he was involved in streamlining processes and opening two new plants in Slovakia. Later, after the change of ownership structure in 2016, he worked at TSR Slovakia as Operations and Sales Director.
He has worked for CE Industries Holding since 2019 as CEO of Zberné suroviny Žilina and since 2023 as a member of the Board of Directors and Investment Director of the Raw Materials and Waste Recycling Division. In this position, he can capitalize on the wealth of experience in strategic management of companies and operational management of corporate processes that he has acquired during his time in the industry.
Member of the Board, Investment Director, FMCG Division
A graduate of the Gymnasium in Veľký Krtíš, Slovakia, he has spent his entire career in the food and FMCG industry, both as a freelancer and for large corporations. He worked in the brewery group Heineken Slovensko, a.s., and for several years he worked as a sales manager at Karlovarské minerální vody, a.s.show more
Since 2009, he has held the position of Sales Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia at Kofola a.s., where he later served as a member of the Board of Directors. He also managed the packaged goods division at UGO Trade, s.r.o., where he worked and optimized the purchasing, production, logistics, and sales processes.
In 2021, he became the CEO of Kávoviny, a.s., which belongs to the CE Industries group from 2023. Since October 2022, he has been working directly with the headquarters of the holding company as a member of the Board of Directors and Investment Director of the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) division, covering the activities of several companies operating in the food and consumer chemicals segment for household and B2B segment.