He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Ostrava and the Brno Business School Nottingham Trent University. From 1993 to 1997, he worked as Head of Sales at Bohemiacoal, and later as Director of Hedviga Group. From 2000 to 2004 he was a director of Tchas. He joined ČEZ in 2004 as Director of the Procurement Department of ČEZ. From 2006, he served as Director of the Administrative Division. In May 2006, he became Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. In September 2011, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of ČEZ. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic since 2015 and since 2019 also its first Vice President.