Alan Svoboda is the Executive Director Sales and Trading and is responsible for commodity trading, origination, plant-portfolio dispatch and optimization, end-user sales and customer services.
Until 2004, he was a partner in McKinsey&Company, an international consulting firm, where he specialized in the energy, gas, and petrochemical sectors. He worked in offices in Prague, London, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Lisbon, and Madrid. During 1998 - 1999, he was the Finance Director and Vice-Chairman of the Board of ZCE, a.s. (regional power utility). Formerly, he worked for Merrill Lynch in USA.
He is a member of the Board of the Union of the Electricity Industry EURELECTRIC, one of the members of the management of the European Federation of Energy Traders EFET and a Vice-chairman of the National Committee WEC (World Energy Council) in the Czech Republic. He holds an MBA and MA in Economics from the Missouri State University in USA, Engineering degree from the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
He serves as a member of Czech Universities’ boards, such as the Academic Board of Business and Economics Faculty of The University of Economics, the Board of Science and Pedagogy of Institute of Economic Studies at Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and the Board of Trustees of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.