Business Advisory Board

The UNYP Business Advisory Board convenes semi-annually to review progress and future developments within the university’s School of Business.  Though all aspects of the department’s policies, procedures and functions are regularly examined by the board, particular focus is given to full-spectrum quality control of the department’s graduate and undergraduate curricula, and the administration thereof.

The board is comprised of eleven distinguished members of the academic and business communities, each selected or invited to serve based upon superior education and skills within their respective areas of expertise.  In addition to board representation by key academic officials of the university, the UNYP Business Advisory Board is honored to avail itself of the experiences and advice offered by exceptional business people, both from the Czech community and abroad:

Radek Lolek

UNYP Advisory Board - Radek Lolek photoMr. Lolek is the Director of the Human Resources Division of the Czech telecommunications company 02, with over twenty years of HR experience.  An expert in personnel and talent management, HR strategy planning, leadership development, employee relations and internal communications, Mr. Lolek brings broad perspective to our university’s Business Advisory Board.


Andrea Ferancová Bartoňová

Andrea has over 20 years’ experience in emerging market finance. Prior to ESPIRA, Andrea was a co-owner of Wood & Company, a leading Central European investment bank and brokerage. Under Andreas’s leadership, Wood & Company’s market share in the Czech Equity market grew from 5% to the market leading position of 30%, which the firm still holds today. She also pioneered electronic trading access in Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna, Frankfurt, Istanbul and Dubai, among others. Andrea was numerous times ranked among TOP 25 business women in the Czech Republic by Hospodářské noviny and Forbes surveys.


Hadi Salavitabar

UNYP Advisory Board - Hadi Salavitabar photoDr. Salavitabar’s academic background is in the field of economics and finance.  After earning his Ph.D. he has, to date, completed nearly three and a half decades of service in academia as professor, department chair, business school dean, and as a Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Dr. Salavitabar also serves on the Board of Trustees of a major bank in the U.S.       



Colin Shea  

Previously serving as Vice President for Strategy and Planning for Vodafone in the Czech Republic, Mr. Shea is now the Strategy and Business Development Director of a new telecommunications company in Prague.  Among his other areas of accomplishment, Mr. Shea has extensive experience in complex analytics, finance, insurance and business transformation.



Petr Stulc

UNYP Advisory Board - Petr Stulc photoFollowing his academic work in the field of Geophysics in the Czech Academy of Science and at the University of Utah, Dr.Stulc moved to McKinsey as a consultant and then to CEZ – a large European energy company. There he served at multiple positions – Strategy and Business development manager, COO/CFO of CEZ Prodej. Now Dr.Stulc serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and Director for Products and Markets in CEZ ESCO – a newly established subsidiary focusing on energy savings and decentralized energy solutions.


Blake Wittman

UNYP Advisory Board - Blake Whittman photoMr. Wittman is the CEO of GoodCall, a disruptive recruitment organization that seeks to wake up the industry and provide a truly new, innovate concept for HR marketing and employer branding engagement tactics. Mr. Wittman’s 17-year career is highlighted by a passion for people and purpose. His experience was gleaned across a broad spectrum of companies – from internet startups to Fortune100 companies such as Citibank and Philip Morris International.



The University of New York – Prague Business Advisory Board will next meet  on the evening of 10 April 2018 at the university’s campus.

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