Dr. Ing. Stanislav Svoboda

Current posts:

Since 2003 Path to Success Private Primary School in Prague. Founder, owner and Executive Director. The Path to Success School, the first and only primary school for gifted children in the Czech Republic, offers talented children an outstanding approach to education that aims to fulfil the knowledge, cognitive, emotional and social needs of pupils. The school takes into account the overall development of the personality of a gifted child, with particular emphasis on promoting positive self-esteem, complex thinking, natural desire for knowledge, exploration and success in society.

Since 2008 Path to Success Talent Development Centre. Founder, owner and Executive Director. The Centre offers its clients individual counselling in talent promotion and development. Leading experts of the Path to Success Centre provide support related to the education of the gifted, comprehensive psychodiagnostics, intervention in mental, psychological and psychosomatic issues of talented children, as well as inspirational ideas for further progress and development.

Since 2003 School for Children. Founder and Chairperson. Parents, psychologists and educational specialists participated in establishing the association to build a primary school to educate talented girls and boys based on their individual abilities and skills.

Previous posts and employment:

2013 - 2014 RPG Byty, Ostrava. Member of the Management. Government Relations Manager. Member of the Supervisory Board

2007 - 2013 RPG Real Estate Management, Prague. Member of the Management. Government Relations Manager. Projects: government relations, rent deregulation, revitalization of socially excluded localities and areas damaged by mining using EU and CR subsidy programmes, cooperation with non-governmental non-profit sector

2006 - 2007 Microsoft, Prague. Member of the Management. Government Relations Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Projects: protection and enforcement of IPR, e-Health, active work in industrial associations (American Chamber of Commerce)

2003 - 2006 Merck Sharp & Dohme, Prague. Member of the Management. External Relations Manager for the Czech Republic. Projects: corporate PR, crisis communication, government relations, harmonization of Czech legislation with EU legislation, reform of the Czech healthcare system and the reimbursement system of medical products, active work in industry associations (International Association of Pharmaceutical Companies, American Chamber of Commerce)

2002 - 2003 Procter&Gamble Rakona, Brussels (6 months), Prague. External Relations Manager for Europe, Middle East, Africa. Projects: international trade, customs, taxes, removal of trade barriers, support for free trade zones, government relations

1997 - 2002 Procter&Gamble Rakona, Prague. External Relations Manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Head of Department, Member of the Management). Projects: preparation and implementation of the vision of external relations of the company, harmonization of chemical and environmental legislation of the Central and Eastern European countries, Turkey, Malta and Cyprus with EU legislation in cooperation with the governments of these countries and the European Commission

1995 - 1997 Procter&Gamble Rakona, Prague. Professional and Government Relations Manager. Projects: harmonization of Czech and Slovak legislation with EU legislation, voluntary agreements of the industry with the Government of the Czech Republic, active work in industrial associations (Association of Soap, Detergent Manufacturers, Czech and Slovak Association for Branded Products, American Chamber of Commerce)

1994 - 1995 Centro de Investigación sobre Fijación de Nitrógeno, UNAM, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Project: Genetic engineering in nitrogen fixation metabolism

1992 - 1993 De Monfort University, Department of Applied Biology & Biotechnology, Leicester, England. Project: Genetic manipulation of sugar beet

Public functions:

2008 - 2014 Member of the OKD Foundation Board of Directors

2006 - 2010 Prague 6 Municipal District Representative Member of the Commission for Property Policy and the Commission for Social and Legal Protection of Children

Education and qualifications:

2007 - 2008 Theoretical education in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy (1 year), Institute of Applied Psychoanalysis, Prague, Czech Republic

2002 - 2004 Psychoanalytic supervision focused on working with people especially in management and education (200 h) with PhDr. Jiří Tyl

1992 - 2002 Psychoanalysis (1,000 hours) with PhDr. Jiří Tyl. From 1997 to 2002, it was a training for work with people, supplemented by postgraduate professional education in psychotherapy at the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, guaranteed by the Czech Association for Psychotherapy

2002 External Relations College (3 days), Procter & Gamble, Geneva, Switzerland

2002 Championing an Idea: Influencing Your Internal and External Stakeholders (2 days), Situation Management Systems, Inc., Paris, France

2001 Karrass Negotiation Training (3 days), Karrass Europe Limited, Prague, Czech Republic

1997 - 2001 Self-experience training in group dynamic psychotherapy (525 hours), Institute of Psychotherapeutic studies, Plzeň, Czech Republic

1997 Presentation Skills (2 days), Procter&Gamble, Prague, Czech Republic

1997 Communication Skills (2 days), Procter&Gamble, Prague, Czech Republic

1996 People Development College (2 days), Procter&Gamble, Prague, Czech Republic

1996 Environmental Science Training (1 week), Procter&Gamble, Cincinnati, USA

1993 - 1996 Training in analytical group therapy (150 hours for groups and basic theoretical training), Institute for Medical Humanities, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

1990 - 1993 Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia; České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia. Doctoral studies in the field of genetic engineering of plants. Dissertation: Utilization of the plasmid Ri Agrobacterium rhizogenes for the transformation of Anthyllis vulneraria, Onobrychis viccifolia and Beta vulgaris

1984 - 1989 Faculty of Horticulture, University of Agriculture, Brno, Czechoslovakia. Master's degree studies specializing in biotechnology of horticultural crops

Language skills:

English, French. Passive speaker: Spanish, Russian