At its meeting on 11 September, the Supervisory Board of ČD nominated Mr Miroslav Kupec to the position of Chairman of the Board and CEO.
Mr Kupec graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Prague. He joined the company of Poldi Kladno in 1983 where after two years of practice he started working as an operations manager. In 1990 he won a tender for the position of CEO of ČKD Slany, later he worked for F. X. Meiler where in 1994 he became the managing director and the executive director. In 2001 he took up the position of Chairman of the Board and CEO of the company of Škoda Machine Tool in Plzeň and later of Škoda Vagonka in Ostrava. In 2009 he started working as a consultant in private business. Four years later he joined the ČD group as Director of Repairs in ČD Cargo. From the beginning of 2014 he worked as Head of Rolling Stock Depot in Prague. In December 2016 he became member of the Board of Directors of České drahy, a.s. responsible for the area of technology and rolling stock. On 11 September 2018 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of České drahy, a.s.