Deloitte appoints seven new directors
Prague, 27 September 2017 – Deloitte announced the promotion of seven of its current employees to the position of director. Jaroslav Beneš, Petr Neuschl, Jan Procházka and Antonín Weber were promoted in the Tax function, Radovan Chalupka in Financial Advisory, Nikolay Chernomorskiy in Consulting and Miroslav Zigáček in Audit & Assurance.
Jaroslav Beneš (40) has worked in Deloitte’s Tax function in Prague since 2014. He came from O2 Czech Republic (2012-2014), before that he had spent 14 years in Deloitte’s Consulting function. He specialises in technology and innovation in financial management. He is behind the conception of tools such as taxCube (automation for VAT reporting and compliance) or Maják (verification of business parameters, which protects companies from getting involved in VAT fraud).
Jaroslav obtained a master’s degree from the University of Economics in Prague.
Petr Neuschl (39) leads Deloitte’s Hradec Králové office and at the same time he is the director in Deloitte’s indirect tax team. He joined Deloitte twelve years ago after gaining experience in PWC. He focuses primarily on clients from the manufacturing and energy sectors, providing them with advisory in the area of VAT and energy tax application and consultation in relation to enterprise resource planning systems.
Petr graduated from the University of Economics in Prague. He is a member of the Chamber of Tax Advisors of the Czech Republic.
Jan Procházka (34) has worked in the Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal law firm for 14 years, where he leads the Banking & Finance Team. He usually focuses on corporate restructuring projects and advisory to financial market entities in the area of regulatory requirements, particularly banks, insurance companies and payment institutions.
Jan graduated from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague. He obtained the LL.M .eur. degree from the University of Passau in 2009.
Antonín Weber (38) leads Deloitte’s Plzeň branch and the R&D and Government Incentives team, which focuses primarily on services in the area of grants, and research and development tax relief. He joined the firm in 2007 after working for CzechInvest. His team analyses the investment plan of companies with respect to the potential use of public support and processes and administers grant applications especially in the area of IT, the environment, infrastructure and research, development and innovation. At the same time, he is involved in the area of research and development tax relief particularly for manufacturing companies.
Antonín is a court-appointed expert in the area of assessment of research and development activities regarding their utilisation in grants or tax relief. He graduated from the Faculty of Science of the University of Ostrava.
Radovan Chalupka (37) has worked in Deloitte’s Financial Advisory function since 2007. He focuses on clients from the power industry, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, business and technology, providing them with advisory in the area of valuation, financial modelling and legal disputes.
Radovan obtained a Ph.D. in economic theory at Charles University in Prague. He is a member of the American Society of Appraisers.
Nik Chernomorskiy (32) leads the Prague risk management department for the Czech Republic as well as the Central European GRC technology team. He came to Deloitte in 2013 with experience from McKinsey, Komerční banka or state administration.
He focuses primarily on clients from different areas such as financial services, telecommunications and trade. He helps them to cope with new regulations particularly through the use of technological solutions and organisational changes. He is also actively involved in cybersecurity and data protection, primarily personal data protection at present.
Nik holds two master’s degrees, one in applied astronautics and one from applied information science with focus on information security.
Miroslav Zigáček (37) has worked in Deloitte’s Brno branch in Audit & Assurance since 2004. He focuses on clients in the manufacturing industry, construction industry, trade and agriculture. Aside from audit services he is in charge of leading an expert group ensuring publication activities, methodological services, public seminars and training as well as advisory in the area of bookkeeping, Czech accounting legislation and reporting, including projects involving IFRS.
Miroslav graduated from the Faculty of Finance and Accounting of the University of Economics in Prague. He is a statutory auditor registered by the Chamber of Auditors of the Czech Republic and a member of ACCA and ICAEW.