A graduate of the VSB–Technical University of Ostrava, he began his professional career in the field of project management at Aral Austria, Aral AG, Aral Poland, and Aral CR, eventually becoming a member of the board of directors and CEO of Aral. He joined the UNIPETROL holding company after its acquisition of Aral. The rebranding of the Benzina petrol stations in the Czech Republic was carried out under his management. As a member of the Board of Directors of UNIPETROL, he was responsible for the areas of development and energy, investment projects, HSSE, as well as management and refinery production. At the same time, he was also a member of the Board of Directors of HC VERVA Litvínov and the executive manager of UNIPETROL RPA responsible for energy and development.