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People in the Foundation

Pavel Velev

Director of the Thomas Bata Foundation, lecturer of the legacy of the Bata philosophy

He has been managing the Thomas Bata Foundation for over twenty years and for many years he worked directly under the leadership of Thomas J. Bata. He is able to connect his experience gained during the establishment and management of the International School of Modern Footwear with the Bata legacy and thus convert it into current practice. He lectures on the topics of Tomas Bata´s Personality and Bata’s Management System. You can contact the director of the foundation if you are interested in a professional lecture or consultation.

velev@batova-vila.cz

+420 603 484 108

Gabriela Koncitikova

Project Manager of the Thomas Bata Foundation, lecturer and writer of the legacy of the Bata philosophy

She has been studying the Bata legacy for twelve years and is the author of several Bata books. She has been working for the Thomas Bata Foundation since 2016 and as part of her professional activities, she focuses on the possibilities of applying the Bata Management System to the current business environment. Her lectures are focused on specific aspects of the Bata Management System. You can contact Gabriela if you are interested in professional consultations, lectures, workshops or implementing Bata legacy directly in your company.

gabriela@batova-vila.cz

+420 737 834 176

Viktor Risko

Marketing and Business Manager of the Thomas Bata Foundation

He has been working for the Thomas Bata Foundation since 2019. He sees the Bata legacy as a philosophy of life that can provide answers to many questions in contemporary society. Based on his experience, he is able to present the contribution of Bata´s principles to the current business environment. You can contact Viktor if you are interested in a Bata event, renting the Villa or business cooperation. He also represents the Thomas Bata Foundation in Slovakia.

viktor@batova-vila.cz

+421 911 606 898

Jitka Zvolska

Director´s Assistant

She has been working for the Thomas Bata Foundation since its establishment. She is Mr. Velev´s right hand. Currently, she is in charge of planning for the rental of the Villa, tour dates and wedding ceremonies. You can contact Jitka if you are interested in any of these activities or if you are interested in buying a book directly in the Villa.

sekretariat@batova-vila.cz

+420 605 459 181

Jana Benkova

Accountant

You can contact Jana if you need to issue invoices or correct billing information.

ucetni@batova-vila.cz

+420 602 181 082

Board of Directors of the Thomas Bata Foundation

Rosemarie Bata Blyth

Chairman of the Board

Petr Dostal

HR Director at Continental Barum, Otrokovice

Stanislav Knotek

Advocate

prof. Petr Saha

Director of the Centre for Polymer Materials, Faculty of Technology, TBU in Zlin

Miluse Hasonova

CFO at Tescoma, Zlin

Karel Jezik

Consultant

Martin Dorotik

CEO at RIM CZ, Otrokovice

Stanislav Martinec

Manager at KOMA MODULAR, Vizovice

Jiri Korec

Mayor of Zlin

Ivan Batka

CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors at FOSFA

Supervisory Board of the Thomas Bata Foundation

Stanislav Machovec

CFO at Continental Barum, Otrokovice

Andrea Kadlčíková

Chancellor at Tomas Bata University in Zlin