Ladislav Bartoníček is a seasoned professional with a career spanning more than 30 years, primarily in the fields of telecommunications, media, biotechnology, and insurance.
Currently, Ladislav co-founded BD Partners in 2023, where he actively participates as a board member, guiding the company’s focus on investing in innovative and pioneering ventures. Before this, he was the CEO and a key executive committee member of PPF Group N.V. from 2021 to 2022.
From 2018 to 2022, Ladislav was responsible for leading the strategic direction of PPF Group’s investments in telecommunications, media, and biotechnology. His leadership in these sectors was marked by a strong emphasis on revenue generation and innovation. Prior to this, he served as the CEO of Sotio a.s., the biotech arm of PPF Group, from 2014 to 2018.
Ladislav’s tenure as CEO and Board Member of Generali PPF Holding NV from 2007 to 2013 was notable for his pivotal role in expanding the company’s market presence in Central and Eastern Europe and streamlining its operations. Earlier, as the CEO and Chairman of the Czech Insurance Company from 1996 to 2006, he led the company through a transformative phase, modernizing its approach and cementing its position as a leader in the Czech insurance market. His early career includes a significant role as the Executive Director of PPF Investment Company.
In terms of his educational background, Ladislav holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, obtained in 1993. He also earned a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Czech Technical University, Prague, in 1988.