“Tomáš was one of Petr’s closest associates for many years. His experience, legal erudition and extraordinary negotiating skills have helped build PPF to its size today. I want to thank Tomáš and wish him much good fortune in his life,” said Renáta Kellnerová.
PPF CEO and shareholder Ladislav Bartoníček, commented on Brzobohatý’s departure: “Tomáš is a person who, through his intellectual commitment, fundamentally shaped the business DNA of the entire PPF Group. While I understand his decision to pursue other priorities in the coming years, I believe we will work again together on some projects in the future.”
“PPF will always be a part of my professional life. I have friends at PPF, and our years working together have given me much experience and joy. I wish PPF great strength and many business successes in the years to come,” said Tomáš Brzobohatý.
Didier Stoessel will be taking over management of some of Brzobohatý’s investment projects while also continuing to manage CME Media Enterprises in Romania, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Slovakia, which he has been doing for the last two years. Didier Stoessel has investment banking experience at Merrill Lynch in New York and HSBC in London. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from ENSTA (Paris), an MBA from INSEAD (Fountainebleau), and a master’s in European Affairs from ENA (Paris).