He has long-term experience in the corporate environment. In the Netherlands, he worked for KLM and ABN AMRO, and as general director and chairman of the board of directors for the Czech Republic later at Van Gansewinkel. He also worked in the same capacity for G4S and AB Facility.
He acquired a doctorate in law at the University of Amsterdam and the MBA title from the Rotterdam School of Management. His interesting extra-working activities include the establishment of an international school in Brno, Brno International School, where he is chairman of the board.