Operational management of the Shell retail sites in Central and Eastern Europe was taken over by Petr Pražský on 1 February 2013. As General Manager Retail CEE he will be responsible for the operation, marketing, strategy and further development of a network of over 1,000 retail sites across the region. He has thus become the first Czech in history to hold a managerial position in the most significant area of business of the parent company Royal Dutch Shell plc. in the region.
So far, Petr Pražský has been in charge of the business activities of the euroShell fuel cards division in the region of Central and Eastern Europe and he remains Chairman of the Board of Directors and Country Chairman of the company Shell Czech Republic a.s. He joined the Shell company in 1992 and has since then held a number of managerial positions on the regional, European and global level. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Shell Czech Republic a.s. since 2005. He graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, where he also successfully completed his doctoral studies.
Petr Pražský is married and has four children. In his free time he enjoys riding his motorbike and mountain bike, skiing and playing ice-hockey.