Board of Directors
Karl Kraus – Chairman of the Board of Directors
Year of birth: 1963
Education:Applied economy at the Technical University in Braunschweig and at the University in Göttingen
Professional experience:At the beginning of his career he focused on accounting, controlling and corporate development at Rheinbraun AG, later he managed corporate investments at Rheinbraun Handel und Dienstleistungen GmbH. From 1998 to 2002 he worked in the RSB Group as the Executive Director (RSB Logistic GmbH) and he was later appointed Chairman of the Board of the RSB Logistic Group. At the same time, between 1999 and 2002, he was the Executive Director of RW Beteiligungsgesellschaft für Bau und Logistik GmbH. From there he moved to SCP Severočeská plynárenská, a.s., where for three years he was holding the position of CEO. In 2005, he became Vice–pPresident of corporate development at M&A RWE Power AG. Three years later he was assigned the position of Vice–President of business development at RWE AG in Essen. He became a Board member of RWE East in 2011. Since 2013, he has simultaneously held the position of the CEO of RWE Hrvatska. From 2013 he also held the position of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of RWE Slovensko until September 2016, when the business model was changed, and he became the CEO of innogy South East Europe. With effect from 1 April 2014, he has acted as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of VSE Holding.
Thomas Jan Hejcman – member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Year of birth: 1962
Education: Universität Freiburg, Germany
Professional experience: He linked his previous professional career with RWE, at which he works at the highest managerial positions for over 12 years. As chairman of Západočeská plynárenská a.s. he actively participated in the transformation of RWE in the Czech Republic since 2002. Troughout next five years he successfully met the challenges of introducing centralized procurement, call center, billing optimization and IT services across all of RWE companies in the Czech Republic. In 2007 he moved to RWE Customer Services, s.r.o. where under his leadership numerous processes aimed at streamlining and improving the standard of service quality and customer service were introduced. He joined VSE in January 2012 to the position of CEO and Chairman of the Board. After the reorganization of the Group which took place in the first half of 2014, he has been acting as a member of the Board of Directors and the General Manager of Východoslovenská energetika Holding a.s. and at the same time as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the COO division director of Východoslovenská energetika a.s. Simultaneously and since 4 September 2015, he has been working as a managing director of the subsidiary called innogy Slovensko (originally RWE Gas Slovensko). He also worked in RWE Slovensko from 2013 up to September 2016 when the business model was changed and he became a member of the management of innogy South East Europe.
Ing. Vladimír Dolný – Deputy Chairman and member of the Board of Directors
Year of birth: 1949
Education: Technical University in Košice, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Professional experience: He has held management positions with several important companies. For many years he worked at the Tepláreň Košice, which he left as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Sales and Technology Director in 2006. The next six years he was Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Košická energetická spoločnosť. In 2010 – 2012 he was also managing director of Econs, spol. s r.o. On July 1, 2012, he became Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at company.
Alena Rozsypalová – member of the Board of Directors
Year of birth: 1974
Education: Mendel Agricultural and Forestry University in Brno, Faculty of Economics, study programme: manager – economist, qualification – Engineer in Economics
Professional experience: She started her career as an audit assistant – supervisor at KPMG CZ where she was responsible for audit of statutory accounts and audit of the reporting packages CZ GAAP, IFRS and US GAAP. From 2005 to 2006, she worked in Jihomoravská plynárenská, a.s. as the Head of Controlling. From there she moved to RWE Distribuční služby s.r.o where she was holding the position of a finance manager. In 2009, she became the Head of Controlling. Her major achievement at this position was optimization and automation of controlling processes resulting in 15% efficiency improvements in Controlling. Six years later, she was assigned the position of a project manager in Lean Transformation and Operational excellence. On 1st August 2016, she became the CFO at VSE Holding and a member of the Board of Directors. Furthermore, she is also a member of the management at innogy South East Europe.
Ing. Miroslav Baláž – member of the Board of Directors
Year of birth: 1980
Education: Economy University in Bratislava
Professional experience: Since the beginning of his career, he has been interested in the area of financial consulting and auditing activities. He is a certified auditor – holder of the Certificate authorizing to auditing performance. In the years 2008 through 2012, he performed the function of the Financial Director in a company belonging to the international holding Auto Palace Group. Since 2009, he has been the owner and executive manager of the company VELOX, s.r.o. The company is engaged in the auditing, accounting and tax-consulting activities. On June 12. 2019, he become a member of the Board of Directors of Východoslovenská energetika Holding a.s.