Prague, 21 August 2012 – Uršula Králová (38) has been appointed the new Human Resources Director at T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. as of 1 September 2012. She will replace Barbora Stejskalová, who has decided to leave the company on 31 August this year and is going to focus on her newly-established company.
Uršula Králová is originally from Bratislava, though she has been working in the Czech Republic for a number of years. In Bratislava she studied management at Comenius University, completing her further studies in 2000–2001 at Northwestern University’s Kellog School of Management in Chicago, from which she received her MBA degree.
Uršula Králová has pursued a very interesting career in advertising and consulting. In the course of her studies in Bratislava, she worked with the Young and Rubicam agency; from 1997 to 2000 she held the position of Account Director and Associate Account Director with the Leo Burnett agency in Chicago and Hong Kong. She is joining T-Mobile from the Prague office of McKinsey & Co., where her most recent position was that of Associate Principal, which entailed management consulting at large companies, particularly in the field of pharmaceutics and consumer goods. She helped the companies with their strategies, organisation and operation, for example by providing consulting services for complex projects of integration or transformation of large businesses, in many cases also involving intensive work in human resources. Uršula also participated in a number of voluntary activities: she created and implemented a marketing course for primary schools and provided consulting for a UN project in support of business activities of women in Tanzania and for the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
“I am really happy that Uršula will become a member of our team,” says Milan Vašina, Managing Director of T-Mobile, adding: “I believe that her all-round experience with the process of change, not only in multinational businesses, will be of great benefit to us, especially as our sector is also undergoing a major change.”
“The challenges that T-Mobile will face in the near future and the considerable aspirations in human resources which the management of the company has are what appeal to me,” says Uršula Králová. “There are very interesting tasks ahead of HR – strengthening of the connection with business, transformation of corporate culture and further support for diversity in the company. Personally, I am looking forward to coaching and mentoring people.”
Uršula Králová is married with three children aged eight, five and three years. In her spare time, she devotes herself primarily to her family, reading, yoga and Pilates.
T-Mobile Czech Republic, a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom, is with its almost 6.2 million customers the number-one operator in the Czech market. T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to converged telecommunications services, it offers TV and comprehensive ICT solutions. It provides outstanding services in the high-speed network, which was proved repeatedly by benchmark testing performed by umlaut (former P3) with Best-in-Test seal.
T-Mobile Czech Republic places emphasis on taking a responsible approach to the environment and society. It adheres to fair business practices, helps beneficial applications and services to see the light of day, supports non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals, and lends a helping hand whenever crisis situations arise. The company’s employees serve as volunteers in many places across the entire Czech Republic.
More information about the company is available at www.t-mobile.cz, www.t-press.cz (the portal for journalists), www.t-mobile.cz/pomahame (information on the company’s CSR activities) and www.rozjezdy.cz (T-Mobile Takeoffs of the Year – a program to support small businesses).
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