Pavel Kysilka

Pavel Kysilka is a graduate of the School of Economics (VŠE) in Prague. From 1986 to 1990 he worked at the Institute of Economics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Science. In the 1990s he served as Vice Governor and Acting Governor of the Czech National Bank, in charge of the planning and implementation of the separation of the Czechoslovak currency and introduction of the Czech koruna. From 1994 to 1997, as a consultant for the International Monetary Fund, he was involved in the introduction of national currencies in a number of East European countries. In 2000 he joined the Czech Savings Bank as its chief economist, in 2004 was elected to its Board and from January 1, 2001, he served for five years as its CEO and Board Chairman. He has been named Banker of the Year three times. He focuses on the economic, business, and social impact of the digital revolution. He is the founder and chairman of the board of the 6DAcademy, president of the Smetana’s Litomyšl music festival, member of the Board of VŠE, of the Masaryk University in Brno, Palacký University in Olomouc, the Leoš Janáček Foundation, the Bohemian Heritage Fund, the Czech-Israeli Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the boards of the Good Angel charity and Aspen Institute Central Europe.