Board of Directors of five distinguished members, all with great breadth of experience as business leaders and professionals across a variety of industries.
The Board assumes responsibility for leadership and control of the Draslovka a.s. and is collectively responsible for its long term success. The Board currently comprises the Chairman, one executive director, and three independent non-executive directors.
Mr. Pudil is a co-founder of bpd partners, a leading family office based in Prague, Czech republic. The investment strategy of bpd partners is focused on managing investments in chemical specialties business with a key emphasis on environmentally sustainable solutions in agricultural and other industries, international biotechnology and agrotechnology startups. Bpd partners is also a major developer in the city of Prague.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of GLOBSEC, a leading think-tank in Central Europe, and chairman of the Supervisory board of Post Bellum, an educational non-governmental non-profit organization. He is co-founder and member of the board of The Pudil Family Foundation, a family foundation established together with Petr’s wife Pavlína dedicated to supporting art activities of Czech and international modern and contemporary art. Co-founder of Kunsthalle Praha, recently opened leading art institution in the Czech Republic, Mr. Pudil is also a member of the acquisition committee of Tate and Center Pompidou, as well as a member of the International Board of Palais de Tokyo.
Dr. Anita Orban is Director for External Affairs of Vodafone Hungary and Vice Chairwoman of the Board since January 2021. Between 2017 and 2020 she was the Vice President for International Affairs of Tellurian LNG. Previously she worked as Chief Advisor for Cheniere Marketing Ltd. Between 2010 and 2015 she served as Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security of Hungary. Prior to that she was the Director of Constellation Energy Institute, a think tank facilitating cooperation in the Central Eastern European energy sector.
She is the author of the book Power, Energy and the New Russian Imperialism (CT: Praeger, 2008). She was awarded with the Woman Executive of the Year in Energy Award in 2018. She is on the European Advisory Board of the Fletcher School, Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, Member of the Board of Globsec and Co-Founder of the Women in Technology Association.
She earned her PhD degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston in 2007. She holds a Master Degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School and a Master in History from Tufts University. She earned her Bachelor degree in economics from the University of Economic Sciences in Budapest in 1997.
Mr. Mitzschke is a senior vice president in Oaktree’s Opportunities group in London. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Mitzschke spent nearly three years as an analyst at Goldman Sachs International in the Consumer and Retail Group in London. Mr. Mitzschke received a bachelor’s degree in international economics and management cum laude from the Università Bocconi in Milan, Italy. He is fluent in German
Mr. Warren has over 30 years’ experience heading global multi-national businesses across the mining, chemicals, and consumer products industries.
He has led strategy, major commercial expansion and execution in developed and developing markets across Africa, Asia, Australia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and North America; including being Chair and Board Member of significant joint venture and subsidiary companies.
A key advisor and facilitator of strategy and capital raising, he is involved in commercialising new mining services technologies with a strong ESG proposition.
Greg is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Trenteq, an environmental solutions company focussed on waste remediation and repurposing into valuable products. He is a Chemical Engineer (B Eng Honours), with postgraduate qualifications from the University of Sydney (Master of Business Administration) and London Business School.
Pavel Brůžek Jr. is a second-generation entrepreneur continuing his father’s legacy: leading specialty chemicals company Draslovka. Now CEO of Draslovka Holding, he is in charge of the transformative global expansion including the recent acquisition of Chemours Mining Solutions business, among others. Mr. Brůžek is a Chairman of the Cyanide Sector group of the European Chemical Industry Council, Cefic.
As a co-founder of B3 holding, he has extensive venture capital experience with a core focus on startups in biotechnologies and is a board member of several successful central European startups. During his 16-year career in Draslovka, he gained extensive experience with functions across the company including the role of Technical Director and several board seats. Pavel Brůžek Jr. has a background in chemical engineering and biological sciences and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.