Pavel Kysilka is a graduate of The University of Economics in Prague. In 1986-1990 he worked at the Institute of Economics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.

In 1990-1991 Mr. Kysilka was the Chief Economic Advisor to the Minister for Economic Policy. He was appointed the Vice Governor of the Czech National Bank in 1993 and acting Governor in 1998. He was responsible for the introduction of the Czech national currency in 1993 and as an external expert of the International Monetary Fund for the introduction of national currencies in several East European countries. In the 90’s he was elected the President of the Czech Economic Society. In 2000 he became the Chief Economist of Ceska sporitelna, the largest Czech bank, he was appointed a deputy CEO and member of the Board of Directors in 2004 and the CEO and the Chairman of the Board in 2011-2015.

Pavel is a Member of the Management Board of the University of Economics in Prague, Member of the Management Board of the Music Festival Smetana´s Litomyšl, Member of the Management Board of Leos Janacek Foundation, Member of the Supervisory Board of Good Angel and member of the Board of the Czech Heritage Fund.

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